T. S. Eliot and the Art of Collaboration by Richard BadenhausenT. S. Eliot and the Art of Collaboration by Richard Badenhausen

T. S. Eliot and the Art of Collaboration

byRichard Badenhausen

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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Richard Badenhausen examines the crucial role that collaboration with other writers played in the development of T. S. Eliot's works from the earliest poetry and unpublished prose to the late plays. He demonstrates Eliot's dependence on collaboration in order to create, but also his struggle to accept the implications of the process. In case-studies of Eliot's collaborations, Badenhausen reveals the complexities of Eliot's theory and practice of collaboration. Examining a wide range of familiar and uncollected materials, Badenhausen explores Eliot's social, psychological, textual encounters with collaborators such as Ezra Pound, John Hayward, Martin Browne, and Vivienne Eliot, among others. Finally, this study shows how Eliot's later work increasingly accommodates his audience as he attempted to apply his theories of collaboration more broadly to social, cultural, and political concerns.
Title:T. S. Eliot and the Art of CollaborationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521120799

ISBN - 13:9780521120791

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Table of Contents

Introduction: reaching the stillness of music; 1. 'Speaking as ourselves': authorship, impersonality, and the creative process in the early essays; 2. A conversation about 'the longest poem in the English langwidge': Pound, Eliot, and The Waste Land; 3. 'Helping the poets write for the theatre': the transitional essays on collaboration, community, and drama; 4. A dramatist and his midwives: Eliot's collaborations in the theater; 5. The possum and the 'creating critick': Eliot's collaboration with John Hayward; Conclusion: Placing collaboration in perspective: voice and influence in the late essays; Notes; Index.

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"There is much illuminating material in T. S. Eliot and the Art of Collaboration.... a work that provides an important account of Eliot and authorship."
--Year's Work in English Studies