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

By David E. Chinitz

Reflecting the surge of serious curiosity in Eliot renewed lately, A significant other to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators via studying the complete physique of his works and profession. best students within the box offer a clean and entirely accomplished selection of contextual and demanding essays on his lifestyles and fulfillment. It compiles the main entire and up to date remedy to be had 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: historic, cultural, social, and philosophicalIt charts the surge in serious curiosity in T.S. Eliot because the early 1990sIt presents an illuminating perception right into a poet, author, and critic who keeps to outline the literary panorama of the final century

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The Smiling Public Man, 1943–1965 After the war ended Eliot returned to live full-time in London and shared a flat at 19 Carlyle Mansions with John Hayward, an avid bibliophile and exacting literary editor whose opinions he deeply valued. In the eleven years they shared the flat, Eliot appreciated both the solitude and the social life that Hayward’s friendship permitted. Other friends from this period recall him living between the usual extremes. At times, the 55-year-old poet was intensely solitary and reclusive, keeping to his part of the shared Eliot’s Life 13 flat, a sparse bedroom with a large crucifix and writing desk.

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. Ed. A. David Moody. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994. 210–22. Reeves, Gareth. “T. S. ” Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide, ed. Patricia A. Waugh. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006. 107–18. Riquelme, John Paul. Harmony of Dissonances: T. S. Eliot, Romanticism, and Imagination. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1991. Sauerberg, Lars Ole. Versions of the Past – Visions of the Future: The Canonical in the Criticism of T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, Northrop Frye and Harold Bloom. New York: St. Martin’s, 1997.

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