T. S. Eliot In Context, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1139136216
  • ISBN-13: 9781139136211
  • DDC: 821.912
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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T. S. Eliot's work demands much from his readers. The more the reader knows about his allusions and range of cultural reference, the more rewarding his poems, essays and plays are. This book is carefully designed to provide an authoritative and coherent examination of those contexts essential to the fullest understanding of his challenging and controversial body of work. It explores a broad range of subjects relating to Eliot's life and career; key literary, intellectual, social and historical contexts; as well as the critical reception of his oeuvre. Taken together, these chapters sharpen critical appreciation of Eliot's writings and present a comprehensive, composite portrait of one of the twentieth century's pre-eminent men of letters.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
T. S. Eliot in Context.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Life.
2: St Louis.
3: New England.
4: Paris.
5: London.
6: Englishness.
7: The Idea of Europe.
8: Forms.
9: The Role of Intellectual.
10: Publishing.
11: Censorship.
12: Literary Journalism.
13: Visual Art.
14: Dance.
15: Drama.
16: Music.
17: Radio.
18: Literary Cross-Currents.
19: Allusion: The Case of Shakespeare.
20: Classics.
21: Dante.
22: Seventeenth-Century Literature.
23: Romantic and Victorian Poetry.
24: French Poetry.
25: Georgian Poetry.
26: Bloomsbury.
27: Ezra Pound.
28: The Avant-Garde.
29: Politics, Society and Culture.
30: Politics.
31: Economics.
32: Anti-Semitism.
33: Gender.
34: Religion.
35: Philosophy.
36: Social Science.
37: Natural Science.
38: Reception.
39: Contemporary Reviews.
40: Contemporary and Post-War Poetry.
41: Eliot Studies.
42: Legacies: From Literary Criticism to Literary Theory.
Further Reading.