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American T. S. Eliot: A Study of the Early Writings

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In his old age T.S. Eliot said on a number of occasions that the American experience of his childhood and youth had had the deepest influence on his poetry. This is the first book to explore in detail how Eliot's writings at once preserved and reacted against his complex American heritage: his intellectually and socially prominent family, their strong Unitarian culture, and their experience in nineteenth-century St. Louis and Boston. Analyzing major poems from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" through The Waste Land, and drawing widely upon the early philosophical writings, essays, and reviews, Dr. Sigg shows the influence on Eliot of major American figures such as George Santayana, Henry James, and Henry Adams, as well as of the British philosopher F.H. Bradley on whom Eliot wrote a doctoral dissertation at Harvard.

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Explores the way Eliot's writings both preserved and reacted against his American heritage: his intellectually and socially prominent family, their strong Unitarian culture, and their experience in nineteenth century St. Louis and Boston. Also examines attitudes toward art and aesthetics of certain major figures at the turn of the century--Santayana, Henry James, and Henry Adams. No author information, but it has the look of a spruced-up dissertation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521365611
Author:
Sigg, Eric
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
American
Subject:
Eliot, T. S.--(Thomas Stearns),--1888-1965--Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 223-262.
Series:
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288

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Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » Inorganic

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