T.S. Eliot's Bleistein poems: uses of literary allusion in Burbank with a baedeker: Bleistein with a cigar and Dirge
Patricia Sloane's study is a detailed reassessment of two of the poet's most provocative works that examines Eliot's allusions and larger purpose. In this close reading of the two poems in which Bleistein appears, Sloane shows that Burbank is an intricate derivation of Dante's Inferno.
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