an influential literary periodical launched as a quarterly and edited by T. S. Eliot; The Waste Land appeared in its first issue. It became the New Criterion in 1926, and in 1927, briefly, the Monthly Criterion, but then reverted to its original title. It included work by Pound, Empson, Auden, Spender, Grigson, etc.; it also introduced the work of Proust, Valéry, Cocteau, and other European writers.
Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).