T.S. Eliot: An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Edited by Tapan Kumar Basu
Drawn from internationally acknowledged journals and thoroughly researched book projects, the material collated in this anthology examines the entire range of Eliot’s multifarious creative engagements, especially his early, middle and late poetry, his poetic drama, and his prose essays. The contributions bring to bear on the texts of Eliot a wide variety of literary theories and ideological perspectives, including neo-modernist view-points of structuralism, poststructuralism, and cultural materialism. Also, several of these essays make for comparative studies, probing the achievements and limitations of Eliot. The volume offers a fairly large number of fresh insights into the complex mind and art of the author, variously regarded as the ‘flagbearer of his age’ and the ‘greatest cultural reactionary of all times.’

Tapan Kumar Basu teaches English and American literature at Hindu College and in the University of Delhi. Co-author of khaki Shorts, Saffron Flags (Orient Longman, 1993), he has contributed several articles to scholarly journals and has researched extensively on Black American Literature. He was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at the Department of English, Yale University in 1998-89. His current interests include, among others, American fiction and cultural criticism.


Jonathan Bishop, Jewel Spears Brooker, Ronald Bush, Denis Donoghue, Sonjoy Dutta-roy, Melissa A. Eiles, Armin Paul Frank, Linda Leavell, Marc Manganaro, Rama Nair, Rajnath, Auddrey T. Rodgers, Virendra K. Roy, Vinod Sena, Stanley Sultan, Tapan Kumar Basu.
ISBN 81-85753-01-6           2001           240 pp           Rs.400 (hb)