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

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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
Sales rank:
1,169,326
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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