–Must write the most ambitious, technically accomplished long poem of twentieth century.
–Must edit The Waste Land into masterpiece.
–Must pick Joyce, Eliot, Hemingway, H. D. and Williams as winners when everyone else thinks they’re losers.
– Must not publicly support Mussolini, Italian Fascism, or other dreadful politics
– Must especially not broadcast over the radio for the enemy during wartime
– O do not, do not, get yourself charged with treason
– And finally, please, please, do not get yourself declared insane and spend twelve years in an asylum