The Early T. S. Eliot and Western Philosophy by Rafey HabibThe Early T. S. Eliot and Western Philosophy by Rafey Habib

The Early T. S. Eliot and Western Philosophy

byRafey Habib

Paperback | May 29, 2008

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This book offers a comprehensive study of Eliot's philosophical writings and attempts to assess their impact on both his early poetry and his literary criticism. Rafey Habib attempts to unravel the complex notions of irony underlying Eliot's poetry, arguing that these originate in his philosophical thinking and achieve persistent expression in his early aesthetics. This book offers close readings of Eliot's major poems and critical essays, shedding valuable light on his views on language, tradition, impersonality and emotion, and situating these in a broad aesthetic and philosophical context.
Title:The Early T. S. Eliot and Western PhilosophyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:May 29, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521063531

ISBN - 13:9780521063531


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. (a) Henry Adams and the search for unity (b) Irving Babbitt: the one and the many (c) George Santayana: the marriage of philosophy and poetry (d) Laforgue, Schopenhauer and the poetry of Eliot's youth; 2. Bergson Resartus and T. S. Eliot's manuscript (a) Analysis of Eliot's manuscript on Bergson (b) Significance of Eliot's manuscript; 3. Philosophy and Laughter (a) Schopenhauer, Laforgue and Bergson, (b) Eliot's Paris poems: 'Prufrock' and 'Portrait'; 4. Irony as a Kantian meditation: Eliot's manuscripts on Kant (a) Analysis of Eliot's three manuscripts on Kant (b) Significance of Eliot's engagement with Kant; 5. Eliot, Bradley and the irony of common sense (a) Bradley's Philosophical Context (b) Eliot's doctoral dissertation (c) The objective correlative (d) Eliot's early verse and Bradley; 6. The divorce from old barren reason: from philosophy to aesthetics (a) Tradition and impersonality (b) The emotions of art (c) Impersonality and the bourgeois ego; 7. The struggle against realism (a) Realism, Romanticism and Classicism (b) Realism refined (c) Language and reality; 8. Irony as form: 'The Waste Land' (a) Tiresias in literary tradition (b) Tiresias in 'The Waste Land'.