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T.S. Eliot, The Longer Poems

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This book presents the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of Eliot's major poems, The Waste Land, Ash Wednesday and Four Quartets. Derek Traversi applies to these works the same lucid, penetrating and intuitive insight into the meaning of poetry that has established his reputation as one of the finest English scholars of our time. Not only does he clarify the obscurities of symbol and allusion, but he also underlines the unity of theme, the conscious development which informs each of these poems, thus making the reading of them a richer experience. He explains the revolutionary importance for English literature of the Waste Land and shows the continuity which links it to Ash Wednesday and Four Quartets. Starting from the premise that these poems are to be read not as autobiography nor as essays in philosophy, but as poetry, Traversi avoids the religious and philosophical prejudices which have often coloured - and confused- previous critical works on Eliot, and this objectivity lends far greater authority to this book.

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Author(s):
Derek Traversi
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1976
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0370106717
ISBN-13:
9780370106717
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
Bodley Head
Title:
T.S. Eliot, The Longer Poems

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This book presents the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of Eliot's major poems, The Waste Land, Ash Wednesday and Four Quartets. Derek Traversi applies to these works the same lucid, penetrating and intuitive insight into the meaning of poetry that has established his reputation as one of the finest English scholars of our time. Not only does he clarify the obscurities of symbol and allusion, but he also underlines the unity of theme, the conscious development which informs each of these poems, thus making the reading of them a richer experience. He explains the revolutionary importance for English literature of the Waste Land and shows the continuity which links it to Ash Wednesday and Four Quartets. Starting from the premise that these poems are to be read not as autobiography nor as essays in philosophy, but as poetry, Traversi avoids the religious and philosophical prejudices which have often coloured - and confused- previous critical works on Eliot, and this objectivity lends far greater authority to this book.

Author(s):
Derek Traversi
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1976
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0370106717
ISBN-13:
9780370106717
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
Bodley Head
Title:
T.S. Eliot, The Longer Poems

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