Late in his career, while he was an editor at Faber and Faber, T.S. Eliot wrote three prefaces for books by other writers. The books were Djuna Barnes's Nightwood, David Jones's In Parenthesis, and Wyndham Lewis's One-Way Song--each in its own way an anomaly, each stubbornly unassimilable to the paradigms of the modernism with which Eliot was, though he regularly disavowed the association, so closely linked.
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Morrison, James. “Preface as Criticism: T. S. Eliot on Nightwood.” Centennial Review 32.4 (Fall 1988): 414-427.