Letters Of T.s. Eliot Vol 5: Volume 5: 1930-1931 by T S EliotLetters Of T.s. Eliot Vol 5: Volume 5: 1930-1931 by T S Eliot

Letters Of T.s. Eliot Vol 5: Volume 5: 1930-1931

byT S Eliot

Hardcover | March 31, 2015

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'The book amounts to a comprehensive literary history of the time.' David Sexton, Evening Standard

Volume 5 of The Letters of T. S. Eliot finds the poet, between the ages of forty-two and forty-four, reckoning with the strict implications of his Christian faith for his life, his work, and his poetry.

The letters between Eliot and his associates, family and friends - his correspondents range from the Archbishop of York and the American philosopher Paul Elmer More to the writers Virginia Woolf, Herbert Read and Ralph Hodgson - serve to illuminate the ways in which his Anglo-Catholic convictions could, at times, prove a self-chastising and even alienating force. 'Anyone who has been moving among intellectual circles and comes to the Church, may experience an odd and rather exhilarating feeling of isolation,' he remarks. Notwithstanding, he becomes fully involved in doctrinal controversy: he espouses the Church as an arena of discipline and order.

Eliot's relationship with his wife, Vivien, continues to be turbulent, and at times desperate, as her mental health deteriorates and the communication between husband and wife threatens, at the coming end of the year, to break down completely. At the close of this volume Eliot will accept a visiting professorship at Harvard University, which will take him away from England and Vivien for the academic year 1932-33.

John Haffenden is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His publications include a biography of the American poet John Berryman; editions of the works of William Empson including the ...
Title:Letters Of T.s. Eliot Vol 5: Volume 5: 1930-1931Format:HardcoverDimensions:960 pages, 9.47 × 6.43 × 1.76 inPublished:March 31, 2015Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571316328

ISBN - 13:9780571316328

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