T. S. Eliot: Mystic, Son and Lover
Based upon manuscript sources and the uncollected prose writings, as well as the published works, this is a profound exploration of Eliot's life-long preoccupation with mysticism. The author advances new readings of the familiar poems and essays through attention to Eliot's concern in poetry and prose with his roles as mystic, son and lover.
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1 The Meretricious Promise of Fantastic Views
2 Philosophy Perceived
3 Modernism and Pragmatism
4 Mystical Personae
5 The Waste Lands Mystical Void
6 A Broken Coriolanus
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