Eliots Dark Angel: Intersections of Life and Art

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byRonald Schuchard

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Schuchard's critical study draws upon previously unpublished and uncollected materials in showing how Eliot's personal voice works through the sordid, the bawdy, the blasphemous, and the horrific to create a unique moral world and the only theory of moral criticism in English literature. Thebook also erodes conventional attitudes toward Eliot's intellectual and spiritual development, showing how early and consistently his classical and religious sensibility manifests itself in his poetry and criticism. The book examines his reading, his teaching, his bawdy poems, and his life-longattraction to music halls and other modes of popular culture to show the complex relation between intellectual biography and art.

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Schuchard's critical study draws upon previously unpublished and uncollected materials in showing how Eliot's personal voice works through the sordid, the bawdy, the blasphemous, and the horrific to create a unique moral world and the only theory of moral criticism in English literature. Thebook also erodes conventional attitudes towar...

Ronald Schuchard is at Emory University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 5.79 × 8.9 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195147022

ISBN - 13:9780195147025

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"Ron Schuchard has been one of Eliot's most sensitive and perceptive critics over the past twenty-five years, so it was with eager anticipation that I picked up a volume gathering together much of that work. Eliot's Dark Angel does not disappoint. In this major collection, Schuchard lays outin exhaustive detail a comprehensive vision of modernism's most influential voice that is rooted in Eliot's life.... A virtual paradigm of the rich potentialities inherent in biographically oriented criticism, Eliot's Dark Angel goes a long way toward not only highlighting the intersections of lifeand art but helping reinvigorate the presence of the life in the art of this major modernist artist."--Richard Badenhausen, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920