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The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot : Cambridge Companions to Literature - A. David Moody

The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: A. David Moody (Editor)

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Published: 23rd January 1995
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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 co-ordinated 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. Later chapters place his work in a number of historical perspectives; and the final chapter provides an expert review of the whole field of Eliot studies and is supplemented by a listing of the most significant publications. There is a useful chronological outline. Taken as a whole, the Companion comprises an essential handbook for students and other readers of Eliot.

"Highly recommended for all collections." Choice

List of contributors
Preface
Chronology of Eliot's life and works
Abbreviations
Where is the real T. S. Eliot? or the life of the poet
Eliot as a product of America
Eliot as philosopher
T. S. Eliot's critical programme
The social critic and his discontents
Religion, literature and society in the work of T. S. Eliot
'England and nowhere'
Early poems: from Prufrock to 'Gerontion'
Improper desire: reading The Waste Land
Ash-Wednesday: a poetry of verification
Four Quartets: music word meaning and value
Pereira and after: the cures of Eliot's theatre
'Mature poets steal': Eliot's allusive practice
Eliot's impact on Anglo-American poetry
Tradition and T. S. Eliot
Eliot: modernism, postmodernism and after
Eliot studies: a review and a select booklist
Index
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ISBN: 9780521421270
ISBN-10: 0521421276
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 23rd January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45