THE DEFINITION OF CULTURE by T.S. Eliot

THE DEFINITION OF CULTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In an essay characteristically modest and austere in style, T. S. Eliot, the Nobel Prize winner in the field of poetry, has made a striking contribution toward defining the word culture. It would be supererogation to attempt to criticize this interesting and provocative little work. Some of the salient points are indicated by the chapter headings: The Three Senses of Culture; The Class and the Elite; Unity and Diversity, the Region; Unity and Diversity, Scot and Cult; A Note on Culture and Politics; Notes on Education and Culture . One may safely say that Eliot has added some well pondered and fruitful ideas to the active analysis of our rapidly changing society, and that his view point is one more sympathetic to change than might have been expected from his earlier writings.... By an intellectual- and for intellectuals.

Pub Date: March 3rd, 1949
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace