Eliot and His Age

Author: Russell Kirk
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149763573X
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Eliot and His Age remains the best introduction to T. S. Eliot’s life, ideas, and literary works. It is the essential starting place for anyone who would understand what Eliot was about. Russell Kirk’s view of his older friend is sympathetic but not adulatory. His insights into Eliot’s writings are informed by wide reading in the same authors who most influenced the poet, as well as by similar experiences and convictions. Kirk elaborates here a significant theory of literary meaning in general, showing how great literary works awaken our intuitive reason, giving us profound visions of truth that transcend logical processes. And he traces Eliot’s political and cultural ideas to their true sources, showing the balance and subtlety of Eliot’s views. Eliot and His Age is a literary biography that will endure when much of the more recent writing on Eliot is gathering dust.

T S Eliot

Author: John Worthen
Publisher: Haus Pub
ISBN: 9781906598358
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Biographical writing about T. S. Eliot is in a more confused and contested state than is the case with any other major twentieth-century writer. There has been no study of Eliot since the impact of his early poems (Inventions of the March Hare) in 1996, despite the fact that the book radically alters how we might think of him. This book frees itself from the old biographical model of Eliot as cold and unemotional, instead offering a sympathetic study and showing how Eliot's poetry can be read for its revelations about his inner world. John Worthen is the author ofThe Gang: Coleridge, the Hutchinsons, & the Wordsworths in 1802.

Anglo Catholic in Religion

Author: Barry Spurr
Publisher: Lutterworth Press
ISBN: 0718830733
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Barry Spurr's eagerly-awaited, definitive study of T.S. Eliot's Anglo-Catholic belief and practice shows how the poet's religion shaped his life and work for almost forty years, until his death in 1965. The author examines Eliot's formal adoption of Anglo-Catholicism, in 1927, as the culmination of his intellectual, cultural, artistic, spiritual and personal development to that point. This book presents the first detailed analysis of the unique influence that Anglo-Catholicism's doctrinal and devotional principles, and its social teaching, had on Eliot's poetry, plays, prose and personal life. An informed presentation and discussion of Anglo-Catholicism at the time of Eliot's conversion and through the subsequent decades of his Christian faith and practice. Significant new material from correspondence and diaries which sheds light on Eliot's thought, poetry and prose. This book is essential reading for all scholars and readers of T.S. Eliot and his circle; for students and devotees of Anglo-Catholicism, and scholars of the interaction between literature and theology, especially in the twentieth century. It will also be of use to senior and Honours-level undergraduates and postgraduate research students working in the fields of Modernism and its principles and belief systems, and for students of religion, especially Western Christianity and Anglicanism.

The Cambridge Companion to T S Eliot

Author: A. David Moody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107493706
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Redeeming the Time

Author: Russell Kirk
Publisher: Isi Books
ISBN:
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Here, Russell Kirk counsels the reader to direct his energies toward cultural renewal. Distilled in these pages are many of the central tenets of Kirk's brand of humane conservatism. Kirk discusses the recovery of real education, the dangers of our current social order, and today's cultural climate in general, and offers hopeful steps toward a restoration of our culture.

T S Eliot and Early Modern Literature

Author: Steven Matthews
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199574774
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T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature provides a comprehensive discussion of the engagement of Eliot with that earlier English literary period which he declared to be his favourite. It offers a full sense of the critical and literary context against which Eliot measured his own ideas on Early Modern poets and playwrights.

Murder in the Cathedral

Author: T. S. Eliot
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547542607
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T. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in T. S. Eliot's best-known drama, based on the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of faith, politics, and the common good, T. S. Eliot's play bolstered his reputation as the most significant poet of his time.

Sixteen Modern American Authors

Author: Jackson R. Bryer
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822310181
Format: PDF
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Provides brief updated portraits of eminent poets, novelists, and playwrights, accompanied by summaries of recent critical scholarship and data on the manuscripts, editions, and bibliographies of their works