This book offers an exciting new approach to T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets through both a close reading and a comparison to Eliot's other works, notably the poems "The Waste Land," "The Hollow Men," and "Ash-Wednesday." G. Douglas Atkins reveals that in Four Quartets, incarnation is the universal, timeless pattern in Eliot's work.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2012|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
G. Douglas Atkins is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kansas, USA, where he taught for 44 years. He is the author of twenty-one books and co-editor of three others and the winner of several awards for outstanding teaching.
Table of Contents
1. Criticism and the Enigma of Arrival
2. The Pattern Refined: Four Quartets and the Way of Incarnation
3. Ash-Wednesday: Six Poems - Facing the Truth, Accepting the Silence
4. Magister, Magus, and "the Shadow": Journey of the Magi and "The Hollow Men"
5. "Looking into the heart of light" and Meeting the Dead: The Waste Land and the Necessity of Indirectness
6. Arriving Where We Started: Turning around The Sacred Wood
7. The Burden of Arrival: "Gerontion," "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Little Gidding"