T.s. Eliot, Poetry, And Earth: The Name Of The Lotos Rose by Etienne TerblancheT.s. Eliot, Poetry, And Earth: The Name Of The Lotos Rose by Etienne Terblanche

T.s. Eliot, Poetry, And Earth: The Name Of The Lotos Rose

byEtienne Terblanche

Hardcover | May 12, 2016

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T. S. Eliot enjoyed a profound relationship with Earth. Criticism of his work does not suggest that this exists in his poetic oeuvre. Writing into this gap, Etienne Terblanche demonstrates that Eliot presents Earth as a process in which humans immerse themselves. The Waste Land and Four Quartets in particular re-locate the modern reader towards mindfulness of Earth's continuation and one's radical becoming within that process. But what are the potential implications for ecocriticism? Based on its careful reading of the poems from a new material perspective, this book shows how vital it has become for ecocriticism to be skeptical about the extent of its skepticism, to follow instead the twentieth century'smost important poet who, at the end of searing skepticism, finds affirmation of Earth, art, and real presence.
Etienne Terblanche teaches and researches poetry at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University in South Africa
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Title:T.s. Eliot, Poetry, And Earth: The Name Of The Lotos RoseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 9.39 × 6.35 × 0.85 inPublished:May 12, 2016Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739189573

ISBN - 13:9780739189573

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Chapter Outline: T. S. Eliot, Nature Poet?Chapter 1Rock Solid Proof, Or: The Matter with PrufrockChapter 2Dislocation: Dearth, Desert, and Global WarmingChapter 3Location: Mandalic Structure in The Waste LandChapter 4Immersion: The Authentic Jellyfish, the True Church, and the HippopotamusChapter 5Dissolving: The Name of the Lotos RoseChapter 6Bad Orientalism: Eliot, Edward Said, and the MohaChapter 7The Tyrannies of Differentiation: Eliot, New Materialism, and "Infinite Semiosis"ConclusionWhere does the Truth of New Materialism Lie?: A Response Based on Eliot's Poetry

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This is a timely and ambitious exploration of the significance of nature to the life and work of T. S. Eliot. In its examination of the centrality of the Earth to the poet it makes an important contribution to the continuing extension of ecocriticism and suggests new ways of reading Eliot's work that recognize the breadth and complexity of modern relationships to place.