T. S. Eliot: The Poems available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This book provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to Eliot's poetry for those reading and studying it, perhaps for the first time. The poems--as well as some of the poetic drama and relevant prose criticism--are discussed in detail and placed in relation to the development of Eliot's oeuvre, to his life, and to a wider context of philosophical and religious enquiry.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; Chronology; Introduction; 1. Aspects of the life of the poet; 2. Early poetic influences and criticism, and poems written in early youth; 3. Prufrock and other observations (1917); 4. Poetic thoery and poetic practice; 5. Poems (1920); 6. The waste land (1922); 7. From The hollow men (1925) to 'Marina' (1930); 8. Poetry, pattern and belief; 9. From Coriolan (1931) to 'Burnt Norton' (1936); 10. 'Burnt Norton' (1936) and the pattern for Four Quartets; 11. The wartime Quartets (1940-2); Notes; Swelect bibliography; Index.