Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 June 2002

272 Pages

ISBN: 9780199247172

Bookseller Code (06)

The Criterion

Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Inter-War Britain

Jason Harding

  • An incisive exploration of Eliot's role as editor of The Criterion, and the world of literary journalism between the wars.
  • Uses archive material and interviews with witnesses to the period, to throw new light on contributors to the journal, issues of editorial control, and in particular the accusations of anti-semitism and proto-fascism that have been levelled at Eliot in his role as editor.
  • The original research for the book was described by John Sutherland (Guardian, 23 March 2000) as 'the best thesis I've ever read'.

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