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Eliot and his age; T.S. Eliot's moral imagination in the twentieth century.

Author: Russell Kirk
Publisher: New York, Random House [©1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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This book is the first full-length study of Eliot as the "greatest man of letters in his time." The book draws upon Eliot's experience as well as upon his poetry & prose, tracing the links between his life & his writings for the whole of his career.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Kirk, Russell.
Eliot and his age.
New York, Random House [©1971]
(OCoLC)563681219
Named Person: T S Eliot; T S Eliot; T S Eliot; Thomas S Eliot; T S Eliot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Kirk
ISBN: 0394472365 9780394472362
OCLC Number: 544935
Description: xii, 462 pages 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 : Eliot and the follies of the time --
Chapter 2 : The Burial of Matthew and Waldo --
Sir Edmund Gosse and The hippopotamus --
The Youngest Eliot of St. Louis --
Harvard, Babbit, and Paris --
Expatriation --
Rebellion against the abstruse --
Chapter 3 : Hell and Heartbreak House --
Henry James's successor --
Prufrock and tradition --
Gerontion and servitude to time --
The Inner waste land and the other --
Chapter 4 : A Criterion in the time of hollow men --
Raising a standard --
Orthodoxy is my doxy --
A Strong cry from a city cellar --
Publishing and placemen --
Death's dream kingdom --
Chapter 5 : Catholic, royalist, classicist --
Pilgrim's progress toward Easter Day --
A Capacity for salvation --
Abide with me --
Regaining the higher dream --
Chapter 6 : The Poet, the statesman, and the rock --
Commentaries on a time of troubles --
Enfeebled heroism and small dusty creatures --
No man is saved by poetry --
Claims of strange gods --
Do lions need keepers? --
Chapter 7 : Christian idealogues in Heartbreak House --
The Ideologue against the person --
The Witness of blood --
The Loss of a standard --
Reunion at Heartbreak House --
Chapter 8 : The Communication of the dead --
Is Christian society conceivable? --
The Pleasing dreadful thought --
Still Point and numinous depths --
On the edge of a grimpen --
Fare forward, voyagers --
Redeem from fire by fire --
Chapter 9 : Culture and cocktail parties --
All Hallows' Eve, 1948 --
Culture and class --
The Blessings of cultural diversity --
The Mystery of the guardians --
The Mystery of martyrdom --
Chapter 10 : Illusions and affirmations --
Notes towards the definition of educational purpose --
The Virtue of resignation --
The Literature of politics --
Chapter 11 : Age and decrepitude have no terrors --
The Elder critic --
The Last act at Heartbreak Clinic --
Belonging to another --
In my end is my beginning --
A Note of thanks.

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This book is the first full-length study of Eliot as the "greatest man of letters in his time." The book draws upon Eliot's experience as well as upon his poetry & prose, tracing the links between his life & his writings for the whole of his career.

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