Thomas Stearns Eliot: Poet

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Cambridge University Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 387 pages
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A. David Moody's Thomas Stearns Eliot: Poet was published to acclaim in 1979, with a successful paperback following in 1980. This carefully revised and corrected second edition, with a specially written preface and a new appendix, meets the demand for one of the classic studies of the twentieth century's best-known poet.
 

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Contents

The growth of the poets mind
1
19051912 An individual talent
15
Prufrock observed
17
19121922 Shall I at least set my lands in order?
51
Gerontion and the historical sense
53
Tiresias transformed
79
19221930 Ordina questamore o tu che mami
113
The poet saved from himself
115
Patriot of fire
203
Afterwords
265
The Poet observed
267
Appendices
299
A About the text of the poems
300
B The drafts of The Waste Land
310
C The Christian philosopher and politics between the wars
319
D The secret history of Four Quartets
327

Love through the lookingglass
132
19311939 The Word in the desert
161
The design of the drama
163
Dust in sunlight
182
19391945 Apocalypse
201
Eliots dramatic verse
342
Notes
349
Notes
351
Index
379
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