Bentley, Eric
August 1954
New Republic;8/9/54, Vol. 131 Issue 6, p22
This article focuses on the writings of T.S. Eliot. Among those who know all Eliot's writings, there is a general agreement that his plays are his least successful achievement. They are simply an attempt at commercial playwriting. He does not believe that relationships between human beings are possible. In Eliot's plays, there is really, nothing between people, not even false relationships, not even illusions. The husband and wife in the play "The Confidential Clerk" sit side by side and it is not merely that they don't understand each other, it is as if they have never talked to each other before.


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