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Eliot and his age; T.S. Eliot's moral imagination in the twentieth century.


[1st ed.].. New York, Random House [1971] .
ISBN 0394472365, 9780394472362

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Subjects Didactic poetry, American -- History and criticism.
Didactic poetry, American.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 -- Ethics.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Eliot, Thomas S.
Ethics in literature.
Ethics.
Moral conditions in literature.
Description xii, 462 pages 25 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
©1971
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary This book is the first full-length study of Eliot as the "greatest man of letters in his time." The book draws upon Eliot's experience as well as upon his poetry and prose, tracing the links between his life and his writings for the whole of his career.
Contents Chapter 1 : Eliot and the follies of the time -- Chapter 2 : The Burial of Matthew and Waldo -- Sir Edmund Gosse and The hippopotamus -- The Youngest Eliot of St. Louis -- Harvard, Babbit, and Paris -- Expatriation -- Rebellion against the abstruse -- Chapter 3 : Hell and Heartbreak House -- Henry James's successor -- Prufrock and tradition -- Gerontion and servitude to time -- The Inner waste land and the other -- Chapter 4 : A Criterion in the time of hollow men -- Raising a standard -- Orthodoxy is my doxy -- A Strong cry from a city cellar -- Publishing and placemen -- Death's dream kingdom -- Chapter 5 : Catholic, royalist, classicist -- Pilgrim's progress toward Easter Day -- A Capacity for salvation -- Abide with me -- Regaining the higher dream -- Chapter 6 : The Poet, the statesman, and the rock -- Commentaries on a time of troubles -- Enfeebled heroism and small dusty creatures -- No man is saved by poetry -- Claims of strange gods -- Do lions need keepers? -- Chapter 7 : Christian idealogues in Heartbreak House -- The Ideologue against the person -- The Witness of blood -- The Loss of a standard -- Reunion at Heartbreak House -- Chapter 8 : The Communication of the dead -- Is Christian society conceivable? -- The Pleasing dreadful thought -- Still Point and numinous depths -- On the edge of a grimpen -- Fare forward, voyagers -- Redeem from fire by fire -- Chapter 9 : Culture and cocktail parties -- All Hallows' Eve, 1948 -- Culture and class -- The Blessings of cultural diversity -- The Mystery of the guardians -- The Mystery of martyrdom -- Chapter 10 : Illusions and affirmations -- Notes towards the definition of educational purpose -- The Virtue of resignation -- The Literature of politics -- Chapter 11 : Age and decrepitude have no terrors -- The Elder critic -- The Last act at Heartbreak Clinic -- Belonging to another -- In my end is my beginning -- A Note of thanks.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)544935
(OCoLC)ocm00544935
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Kirk, Russell.
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