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Tracing T. S. Eliot's Spirit: Essays on his Poetry and Thought
     

Tracing T. S. Eliot's Spirit: Essays on his Poetry and Thought

by A. David Moody
 

ISBN-10: 0521060966

ISBN-13: 9780521060967

Pub. Date: 04/24/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A. David Moody examines T. S. Eliot's "peregrinations"—his quest for the world of the spirit. In a series of essays Moody offers new insights into Eliot's engagement with the religions and cultures of America, India and Europe; and he shows how Eliot's major poems give form to "the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being." This book

Overview

A. David Moody examines T. S. Eliot's "peregrinations"—his quest for the world of the spirit. In a series of essays Moody offers new insights into Eliot's engagement with the religions and cultures of America, India and Europe; and he shows how Eliot's major poems give form to "the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being." This book offers the richly informed reflections of a leading Eliot scholar; it will stimulate and enlighten students and scholars of Eliot, and any reader with an interest in the life of poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521060967
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/24/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Part I: 1. The American strain; 2. Passage to India; 3. Peregrine in England; 4. The mind of Europe; Part II: 5. Pervigilium veneris and the modern mind; Part III: 6. The Waste Land: 'To fill all the desert with inviolable voice'; 7. The experience and the meaning: Ash Wednesday; 8. The formal pattern; 9. Four Quartets: music, word, meaning, value; 10. Being in fear of women.

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