Reading T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets and the Journey towards Understanding

Reading T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets and the Journey towards Understanding

by G. Atkins

Paperback(1st ed. 2012)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137555601
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 185
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"

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