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"Tradition and the individual talent" by T. S. Eliot1 Tradition and the individual talent"Tradition and the individual talent" by T. S. Eliot1 Tradition and the individual talent2 Tradition and the individual talent3 Tradition and the individual talent4 Tradition and the individual talent5 Tradition and the individual talent6 Tradition and the individual talent7 Tradition and the individual talent8 Tradition and the individual talent9 Tradition and the individual talent10 Tradition and the individual talent11 Tradition and the individual talent12 Tradition and the individual talent13 Tradition and the individual talent14 Tradition and the individual talent15 Tradition and the individual talent16 Tradition and the individual talent17 Tradition and the individual talentBy T.S. Eliot I In English writing we seldom speak of tradition, though we occasionally apply its name in deploring its absence. We cannot refer to “the tradition” or to “a tradition”; at most, we employ the adjective in saying that the poetry of So-and-so is “traditional” or even “too traditional.” Seldom, perhaps, does the word appear except in a phrase of censure. If otherwise, it is vaguely approbative, with the implication, as to the work approved, of some pleasing archæological reconstruction. You can hardly make the word agreeable to English ears without this comfortable reference to the reassuring science of archæology. Continue reading… Index 1 Tradition and the individual talent 2 Tradition and the individual talent 3 Tradition and the individual talent 4 Tradition and the individual talent 5 Tradition and the individual talent 6 Tradition and the individual talent 7 Tradition and the individual talent 8 Tradition and the individual talent 9 Tradition and the individual talent 10 Tradition and the individual talent 11 Tradition and the individual talent 12 Tradition and the individual talent 13 Tradition and the individual talent 14 Tradition and the individual talent 15 Tradition and the individual talent 16 Tradition and the individual talent 17 Tradition and the individual talent Continue reading…