Notes towards the Definition of Culture

ELIOT, T.S. Notes towards the Definition of Culture.

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ELIOT, T.S. Notes towards the Definition of Culture. London: Faber and Faber, 1948.

8vo. Original blue cloth; lettered in gilt to spine; original unclipped dust jacket; pp. 124; previous bookseller sticker to front paste down; spine slightly faded and cocked; jacket lightly browned and spine slightly darkened, with some nicks, particularly to head of spine; still a very good copy overall.
First edition.
In this famous essay Eliot examines the definitions and uses of the word 'Culture', as well as discussing the conditions in which culture itself can flourish: as an organic, shared system of beliefs that cannot be planned or artificially induced. The book has been viewed as a critique of postwar Europe and a defence of conservatism and Christianity.

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