RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 58043498 LA English T1 T.S. Eliot : the making of an American poet, 1888-1922 A1 Miller, James E., PB Pennsylvania State University Press PP University Park, Pa. YR 2005 SN 0271026812 9780271026817 9780271027623 0271027622 AB "Miller challenges long-held assumptions about Eliot's poetry and his life. Eliot himself always maintained that his poems were not based on personal experience, and thus should not be read as personal poems. But Miller combines a reading of the early work - from his earliest poems through 1922, the year The Waste Land was published - with careful analysis of surviving early correspondence, accounts from Eliot's friends and acquaintances, and new scholarship that delves into Eliot's Harvard years. Ultimately, Miller demonstrates that Eliot's poetry is filled with reflections of his personal experiences; his relationships with family and friends; his marriage; his sexuality; his intellectual and social development; his influences."--BOOK JACKET.