By reading T.S. Eliot literally and laterally, and attending to his intra-textuality, G. Douglas Atkins challenges the familiar notion of Eliot as bent on escaping this world for the spiritual. This study culminates in the necessary, but seemingly impossible, union of reading and writing, literature and commentary.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2013|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
G. Douglas Atkins is a professor of English at the University of Kansas. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including Reading T.S. Eliot: 'Four Quartets' and the Journey Towards Understanding; T.S. Eliot and the Essay; On the Familiar Essay: Challenging Academic Orthodoxies; and Literary Paths to Religious Understanding: Essays on Dryden, Pope, Keats, George Eliot, Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and E.B. White. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including NEH, Mellon, and American Council of Learned Societies and was the winner of the Kenyon Review's prize for literary excellence in nonfiction prose.
Table of Contents
Reading Literally, Reading Laterally Affirming Life's Newness and Joy:Turning and Acceptance in Ash-Wednesday Falling in Love and Reading Spinoza: Some Forms of Approach to 'Amalgamating Disparate Experience' The Gift Half Understood: Incarnation as 'Impossible Union,' Way, and Intersection The Word, Words, and the World: Redeeming the Word, or Some Implications of Incarnation for Reading and Writing about Literature