A compendium of critical essays about T.S. Eliot, considered by many as the foremost Anglo-Saxon poet. As someone puts it no poet has ever been ""so prematurely apotheosized"". Here we have all the fathers of criticism from Paul Elmer More to Edmund Wilson, from Conrad Aiken to Yvor Winters, counting the angels and the devils that circle around the anointed head. There are some 32 essays, so naturally some good criticism is to be found. But chiefly this is a reference work for students and scholars, or for those who like their Eliot minced. Limited audience.