A Companion to T. S. Eliot by David E. Chinitz

By David E. Chinitz

Reflecting the surge of severe curiosity in Eliot renewed lately, A significant other to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators through interpreting the complete physique of his works and profession. top students within the box supply a clean and entirely complete choice of contextual and demanding essays on his existence and fulfillment.

  • It compiles the main entire and updated remedy on hand of Eliot's paintings and career
  • It explores the strong forces that formed Eliot as a author and philosopher, reading his physique of labor and assessing his oeuvre in various contexts: historic, cultural, social, and philosophical
  • It charts the surge in serious curiosity in T.S. Eliot because the early 1990s
  • It presents 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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B. Yeats. 2nd rev. ed. Ed. Richard Finneran. New York: Scribner, 1996. 2 Eliot’s Ghosts: Tradition and its Transformations Sanford Schwartz “You told me your thesis was about the influence of Shakespeare on T. S. Eliot,” she said. “So it is,” he replied. ” – David Lodge, Small World (1984) The small world of Persse McGarrigle, ingénue hero of David Lodge’s globe-trotting academic satire, has just become substantially larger and immeasurably more complex. In an effort to outshine Robin Dempsey, his apparent rival for the beautiful and brainy Angelica (the “she” of the epigraph above), Persse has tripped upon the reversal of cause and effect that might have turned his humdrum thesis into “the influence of T.

S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, modernism’s most celebrated global text, presumes that the history of the planet can be situated within the world city of London. As Joseph McLaughlin observes, the poem depicts the metropolis as Eliot experienced it: as “a linguistic and cultural Babel, an urban jungle, and both the heart and frontier of Empire” (25). The increasing globalization of culture, enabled by the rise of European imperialism, is the social foundation of this epic vision. As the first generation of poets who developed a poetic practice and a notion of culture adequate to the modern experience of the global metropolis, the French Symbolists enabled Eliot to conceive his wildly ambitious poem.

Cut out the poetry,” Eliot once surprisingly remarked, “That’s what I’ve been trying to do all my life” (Matthews 159). When his sister Margaret died suddenly in 1956, the 68-year-old poet somberly asked his friend E. F. ” (Gordon 500). Yet in the nine years remaining to him, he finally discovered the domestic happiness that had eluded him for so long. A few months later he proposed to Valerie Fletcher, his 30-year-old secretary at Faber, and the two were married early in the morning on January 10, 1957 in a private ceremony at St.

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