Eliot and His Age: T.S. Eliot's Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

Eliot and His Age: T.S. Eliot's Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

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by Russell Kirk
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933859539

ISBN-13: 9781933859538

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: ISI Books

Though much has been written about T. S. Eliot since it was first published, Eliot and His Age remains the best introduction to the poet’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

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Though much has been written about T. S. Eliot since it was first published, Eliot and His Age remains the best introduction to the poet’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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933859538
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
460
Sales rank:
670,589
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction to New Edition   Benjamin G. Lockerd, Jr.     xiii
Eliot and the Follies of the Time     1
The Burial of Matthew and Waldo     9
Sir Edmund Gosse and the Hippopotamus     9
The Youngest Eliot of St. Louis     18
Harvard, Babbitt, and Paris     21
Expatriation     29
Rebellion against the Abstruse     34
Hell and Heartbreak House     43
Henry James's Successor     43
Prufrock and Tradition     48
Gerontion and Servitude to Time     53
The Inner Waste Land and the Outer     61
A Criterion in a Time of Hollow Men     77
Raising a Standard     77
Orthodoxy Is My Doxy     87
A Strong Cry from a City Cellar     95
Publishing and Placemen     101
Death's Dream Kingdom     108
Catholic, Royalist, Classicist     111
Pilgrim's Progress Toward Ember Day     111
A Capacity for Salvation     119
Abide with Me     129
Regaining the Higher Dream     142
The Poet, the Statesman, and the Rock     151
Commentaries on a Time of Troubles     151
Enfeebled Heroismand Small Dusty Creatures     159
No Man Is Saved by Poetry     166
Claims of Strange Gods     174
Do Lions Need Keepers?     182
Christians and Ideologues in Heartbreak House     191
The Ideologue Against the Person     191
The Witness of Blood     201
The Loss of a Standard     208
Reunion at Heartbreak House     219
The Communication of the Dead     231
Is a Christian Society Conceivable?     231
The Pleasing Dreadful Thought     239
Still Point and Numinous Depths     245
On the Edge of a Grimpen     249
Fare Forward, Voyagers     254
Redeemed from Fire by Fire     258
Culture and Cocktail Parties     267
All Hallows' Eve, 1948     267
Culture and Class     272
The Blessings of Cultural Diversity     280
The Mystery of the Guardians     285
The Mystery of Martyrdom     292
Illusions and Affirmations     299
Notes towards the Definition of Educational Purpose     299
The Virtue of Resignation     312
The Literature of Politics     323
Age and Decrepitude Have No Terrors      333
The Elder Critic     333
The Last Act at Heartbreak Clinic     341
Belonging to Another     348
In My End Is My Beginning     352
Postcript: Pilgrims in the Waste Land     357
A Note of Thanks     369
Notes     371
Index     385

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