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T.S. Eliot : a short biography

Author: John Worthen
Publisher: London : Haus Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography frees T.S. Eliot from his cold and unemotional image. It offers a sympathetic study of his first marriage which does not attempt to blame, but to understand; it shows how Eliot's poetry can be read for its revelations about his inner world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: T S Eliot; Thomas S Eliot; T S Eliot; T S / (Thomas Stearns) / 1888-1965 Eliot; T S Eliot
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Worthen
ISBN: 9781906598358 1906598355 9781906598860 190659886X
OCLC Number: 318875594
Description: vi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Where one starts from --
Pose and poetry --
Marriage --
Literary life, Sweeney and other selves --
'The Waste Land' --
Sweeney at large --
Conversion: what kind of new life? --
'Ash-Wednesday' and the ending of a marriage --
Torment and Four quartets --
Eminence and theatre --
My daughter.
Responsibility: John Worthen.
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Biographical writing about Eliot is in a more confused and contested state than is the case with any other major twentieth-century writer. This biography offers a study of his first marriage. It  Read more...

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Reviewed in 2010 May CHOICE. 'An accomplished biographer who knows how to go straight to the issues, Worthen (emer., Univ. of Nottingham, UK) contributed immensely to D. H. Lawrence studies with his Read more...

 
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