The Cambridge Companion To T. S. Eliot by A. David MoodyThe Cambridge Companion To T. S. Eliot by A. David Moody

The Cambridge Companion To T. S. Eliot

EditorA. David Moody

Paperback | February 24, 1995

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An international team of leading T.S. Eliot scholars contribute studies of different facets of the writer's work to build up a carefully coordinated and fully rounded introduction. Five chapters give a complete account of Eliot's poems and plays, while others assess the major aspects of his life and thought. Later chapters place his work in historical perspective. There is a full review of Eliot studies, and a useful chronological outline. Taken as a whole, this Companion comprises an essential handbook for students and readers of T.S. Eliot.
Title:The Cambridge Companion To T. S. EliotFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:February 24, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521421276

ISBN - 13:9780521421270

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Chronology of Eliot's life and works; Abbreviations; 1. Where is the real T. S. Eliot? or the life of the poet James Olney; 2. Eliot as a product of America Eric Sigg; 3. Eliot as philosopher Richard Shusterman; 4. T. S. Eliot's critical programme Timothy Matherer; 5. The social critic and his discontents Peter Dale Scott; 6. Religion, literature and society in the work of T. S. Eliot Cleo McNelly Kearns; 7. 'England and nowhere' Alan Marshall; 8. Early poems: from Prufrock to 'Gerontion' J. C. Mays; 9. Improper desire: reading The Waste Land Harriet Davidson; 10. Ash-Wednesday: a poetry of verification John Kwan-Terry; 11. Four Quartets: music word meaning and value A. David Moody; 12. Pereira and after: the cures of Eliot's theatre Robin Grove; 13. 'Mature poets steal': Eliot's allusive practice James Longenbach; 14. Eliot's impact on Anglo-American poetry Charles Altieri; 15. Tradition and T. S. Eliot Jean-Michel Rabaté; 16. Eliot: modernism, postmodernism and after Bernard Sharratt; 17. Eliot studies: a review and a select booklist Jewel Spears Brooker; Index.

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In this Companion, an international team of leading T.S. Eliot scholars contribute studies of different facets of the writer's work to build up a carefully coordinated and fully rounded introduction. Five chapters give a complete account of Eliot's poems and plays from several distinct points of view. The major aspects and issues of his life and thought are assessed: his American origins and his becoming English; his position as a philosopher; his literary, social and political criticism; and the evolution of his religious sense.

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