A Companion to T. S. Eliot - download pdf or read online

By David E. Chinitz

ISBN-10: 1405162376

ISBN-13: 9781405162371

Reflecting the surge of severe curiosity in Eliot renewed in recent times, A significant other to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators by means of interpreting the entire physique of his works and profession. top students within the box offer a clean and completely entire selection of contextual and important essays on his existence and fulfillment. It compiles the main accomplished and updated therapy on hand of Eliot's paintings and careerIt explores the robust forces that formed Eliot as a author and philosopher, reading his physique of labor and assessing his oeuvre in various contexts: ancient, cultural, social, and philosophicalIt charts the surge in severe curiosity in T.S. Eliot because the early 1990sIt offers an illuminating perception right into a poet, author, and critic who maintains to outline the literary panorama of the final century

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Gordon, Lyndall. T. S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life. New York: Norton, 2000. Hall, Donald. Their Ancient Glittering Eyes: Remembering Poets and More Poets. New York: Ticknor, 1992. Le Prix Nobel En 1948. Stockholm: Imprimerie Royale, 1949. Levy, William Turner, and Victor Scherle. Affectionately, T. S. Eliot: The Story of a Friendship, 1947–1965. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1968. March, Richard, and Tambimuttu, eds. T. S. Eliot: A Symposium. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1949. Marx, Groucho. The Groucho Letters.

The Symbolists sought to create poetry that evoked mysterious forces outside of everyday life, or expressed vague, abstract moods or mental states. They greatly admired Arthur Rimbaud and Charles Baudelaire from the previous generation of French poets. They sought to extend Baudelaire’s claims (in The Flowers of Evil) to have discovered poetic symbols that served as “correspondences” between the visible world and a spiritual realm. And they esteemed poetprodigy Rimbaud for writing visionary prose poems that proclaimed the need to transform modern life into an adventure.

The remarkable staying power of Prufrock’s “Love Song,” Eliot’s first major poem (1910–11), is attributable at least in part to this double-pronged appropriation of the past: But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed, Though I have seen my head [grown slightly bald] brought in upon a platter, I am no prophet – and here’s no great matter; I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker, And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid. 21) – to the spiritually impoverished but psychologically exacting rituals of exchange in the modern drawing room.

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