This book is not simply an account of Virgil’s influence on T. S. Eliot; it is about the extent to which Eliot is a Virgilian poet. The claim that his poetry is Virgilian has been made before, notably by W. F. Jackson Knight as long ago as 1944, in Roman Vergil. Few critics have followed up the suggestion, although a considerable amount has been written on Eliot’s ideas about Virgil, especially as these inform his thinking on literary tradition and religion.
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