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T. S. Eliot : a guide for the perplexed / Steve Ellis.

Author/Creator:
Ellis, Steve, 1952- author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Continuum, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (180 p.)
Series:
Guides for the Perplexed
The guides for the perplexed series
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Subjects:
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"T. S. Eliot is one of the most celebrated twentieth-century poets and one whose work is practically synonymous with perplexity. Eliot is perceived as extremely challenging due to the multi-lingual references and fragmentation we find in his poetry and his recurring literary allusions to writers including Dante, Shakespeare, Marvell, Baudelaire, and Conrad. There is an additional difficulty for today's readers that Eliot probably didn't envisage: the widespread unfamiliarity with the Christianity that his work is steeped in. Steve Ellis introduces Eliot's work by using his extensive prose writings to illuminate the poetry. As a major critic, as well as poet, Eliot was highly conscious of the challenges his poetry set, of its relation to and difference from the work of previous poets, and of the ways in which the activity of reading was problematized by his work."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Contents:
Abbreviations and editions of Eliot's works used in the text
Introduction: Eliot's poetry and the use of Eliot's criticism
1. The early poetry and prose
2. From The Waste Land to 'The Hollow Men'
3. 'Ash-Wednesday' and the writing of the 1930s
4. Four Quartets Conclusion: new Eliots for old?
Further Reading
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-164) and index.
ISBN:
1-4725-4320-3
1-282-87127-7
9786612871276
1-4411-0849-1
OCLC:
676698402
Publisher Number:
10.5040/9781472543202 doi