- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Scholars are collecting and editing about 1,000 pieces of poet T.S. Eliot’s prose - some of it never before published.

The University of Missouri-Columbia says an associate English professor at the school is working on the project with Eliot scholars from Emory University and Boston University. Their goal is to create the first complete set of corrected, annotated, and searchable texts of the St. Louis native’s prose.

Three volumes have been published on Johns Hopkins University Press’ Project Muse website. The latest volume includes an essay called the “The Contemporary Novel” in which Eliot discusses the work of writers Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. After its 1927 publication in French, Eliot sent the original to his mother, who misplaced it. Before now, it hadn’t been published in English.

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