Volume 7 of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, edited by Iman Javadi and Ronald Schuchard and published by John Hopkins University Press, is now available online. This penultimate volume of Eliot’s collected prose covers the period 1947-1953 and includes twenty-five previously unpublished pieces.
In between working on two plays (The Cocktail Party and The Confidential Clerk), Eliot’s literary criticism continued; he wrote ten major essays and travelled across Europe and America giving lectures and readings and accepting honorary degrees and special awards. The prose is wide-ranging and includes a preface to a broadcast of Murder in the Cathedral in Hindustani, a tribute to Max Beerbohm, Some Thoughts on Braille for the National Book League, letters to the Editor of the Times about UNESCO, Poetry and Drama, and a Presidential Address to Books Across the Sea.
Access to The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot is by institutional or individual subscription on Project Muse. Volume 7 can be accessed here.