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Eliot gave a reserved ticket only public lecture entitled The Frontier of Criticism in asports arena at the U niversity of Minnesota before an audience of 13,723. ', the Minneapolis Star and Tribune gave the following account ofthe event: T. S. Eliot probably is the only poet in his tory to face an audience of 13,723 in a cavernous sports arena. The event: the third in the series of Gideon Seymour Memorial Lectures, presented by the University ofMinnesota and sponsored by the Minneapolis Star and Tribune.

Lawrence. 6 Yeats is castigated for substituting 'a highly sophisticated lower mythology' for a 'world of real good and evil, ofholiness or sin' (ASe, p. 46). D. H. Lawrence's story The Shadow in the Rose earden exhibits 'the absence of any moral or social sense' (ASe, p. 37). Only Joyce has created works 'penetrated with Christian feeling' (ASe, p. 48). This parlous state of cultural affairs is the consequence of a modern social system 'worm-eaten with liberalism' (ASe, p. 13) from which 'the idea of original sin' and the 'idea ofintense moral struggle' (ASe, p.

The subject: a brilliant discourse on 'The Frontier of Criticism', wh ich earned for the 67-year-old Nobel Prize winner an ovation remindful of those that rattle the same Williams Arena rafters during a Big Ten basketball game. ' This development was in part due to the needs of the massive extension of higher education in the USA after the Second World War. In the general professionalisation, systematisation and refinement ofteaching skills and strategies that took place to meet the needs of an expanding curriculum and student market, the pursuit of knowledge took on a new missionary and semi-scientific character.

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