The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound by Michael NorthThe Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound by Michael North

The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound

byMichael North

Paperback | March 12, 2009

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Michael North offers a subtle reading of the issues by linking aesthetic modernism with an attempt in all these writers to resolve basic contradictions in modern liberalism. Though Yeats, Eliot, and Pound certainly attempted to resolve in art problems that could not be resolved in actuality, their very attempt resulted in a politicized aesthetic, one that confessed their inability to do so. The book includes accounts of the specific political activities of the three writers, reinterpretations of their critical theories in light of their politics, and rereadings of some of their major works, including The Tower, The Waste Land, and Pisan Cantos.
Title:The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and PoundFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521102731

ISBN - 13:9780521102735

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. W.B. Yeats: Cultural Nationalism; Part II. T. S. Eliot: Conservatism; Part III. Ezra Pound: Fascism; Conclusion; Notes; Index.