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The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound - Michael North

The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9780521414326
Number Of Pages: 252

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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.

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction
cultural nationalism
The isle of freedom
The success and failure of the Irish revival
Major Gregory's responsibilities
The leaning tower
Senator and blueshirt
conservativism
Prufrock, philosophy, and politics
The critic and the crisis of historicism
The Waste Land
Eliot's conservatism
'Little Gidding'
Fascism
Politics and the luminous detail
History, value, and The Cantos
The fascist bargain
The Pisan Cantos
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521414326
ISBN-10: 0521414326
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 31st January 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.54

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