T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot

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Oxford University Press
The twentieth century's most famous poet and its most influential literary arbiter, T.S. Eliot has long been thought to be an obscure and difficult writer-forbiddingly learned, maddeningly enigmatic. In this compelling exploration, prize-winning poet Craig Raine finds a way to read and make sense of Eliot's full corpus. He illuminates a paradoxical Eliot--an exacting anti-romantic realist, skeptical of the emotions, yet incessantly troubled by the fear of emotional failure--through close readings of his poetry, with extended analyses of Eliot's two master works--The Waste Land and Four Quartets. Raine also examines Eliot's criticism--including his coinage of such key literary terms as the objective correlative, dissociation of sensibility, the auditory imagination, and his biography, crafting a book that provides a concise introduction for beginners and a provocative set of arguments for Eliot admirers.


Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780199774173
019977417X
Branch Call Number: 821x ELIOT RAINE
Characteristics: 1 volume ; 21 cm
Notes: Previous edition: 2006

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