A Companion to T.S. Eliot introduces a new generation of readers and educators to Eliot and covers the full breadth of his literary career. Chapters explore the powerful forces that shaped Eliot as a writer and thinker, analyze his body of work, and assess his oeuvre in a variety of contexts: historical, cultural, social, and philosophical.
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Notes on Contributors viii Preface xiv Acknowledgments xvi Abbreviations Used for Works by T. S. Eliot xvii Part I : Influences 1 1 The Poet and the Pressure Chamber: Eliot`s Life 3 Anthony Cuda 2 Eliot`s Ghosts: Tradition and its Transformations 15 Sanford Schwartz 3 T. S. Eliot and the Symbolist City 27 Barry J. Faulk 4 Not One, Not Two: Eliot and Buddhism 40 Christina Hauck 5 Yes and No: Eliot and Western Philosophy 53 Jewel Spears Brooker 6 A Vast Wasteland? Eliot and Popular Culture 66 David E. Chinitz 7 Mind, Myth, and Culture: Eliot and Anthropology 79 Marc Manganaro 8 `Where are the eagles and the trumpets?`: Imperial Decline and Eliot`s Development 91 Vincent Sherry Part II : Works 105 9 Searching for the Early Eliot: Inventions of the March Hare 107 Jayme Stayer 10 Prufrock and Other Observations : A Walking Tour 120 Frances Dickey 11 Disambivalent Quatrains 133 Jeffrey M. Perl 12 `Gerontion`: The Mind of Postwar Europe and the Mind(s) of Eliot 145 Edward Brunner 13 `Fishing, with the arid plain behind me`: Diffi culty, Deferral, and Form in The Waste Land 157 Michael Coyle 14 The Enigma of `The Hollow Men` 168 Elisabeth Däumer 15 Sweeney Agonistes : A Sensational Snarl 179 Christine Buttram 16 `Having to construct`: Dissembly Lines in the `Ariel` Poems and Ash-Wednesday 191 Tony Sharpe 17 `The inexplicable mystery of sound`: Coriolan , Minor Poems, Occasional Verses 204 Gareth Reeves 18 Coming to Terms with Four Quartets 216 Lee Oser 19 `Away we go`: Poetry and Play in Old Possum`s Book of Practical Cats and Andrew Lloyd Webber`s Cats 228 Sarah Bay-Cheng 20 Eliot`s 1930s Plays: The Rock, Murder in the Cathedral , and The Family Reunion 239 Randy Malamud 21 Eliot`s `Divine` Comedies: The Cocktail Party, The Confidential Clerk , and The Elder Statesman 251 Carol H. Smith 22 Taking Literature Seriously : Essays to 1927 263 Leonard Diepeveen 23 He Do the Critic in Different Voices: The Literary Essays after 1927 275 Richard Badenhausen 24 In Times of Emergency: Eliot`s Social Criticism 287 John Xiros Cooper Part III : Contexts 299 25 Eliot`s Poetics: Classicism and Histrionics 301 Lawrence Rainey 26 T. S. Eliot and Something Called Modernism 311 Ann Ardis 27 Confl ict and Concealment: Eliot’s Approach to Women and Gender 323 Cyrena Pondrom 28 Eliot and `Race`: Jews, Irish, and Blacks 335 Bryan Cheyette 29 `The pleasures of higher vices`: Sexuality in Eliot`s Work 350 Patrick Query 30 `An occupation for the saint`: Eliot as a Religious Thinker 363 Kevin J. H. Dettmar 31 Eliot`s Politics 376 Michael Levenson 32 Keeping Critical Thought Alive: Eliot`s Editorship of the Criterion 388 Jason Harding 33 Making Modernism: Eliot as Publisher 399 John Timberman Newcomb 34 Eliot and the New Critics 411 Gail McDonald 35 `T. S. Eliot rates socko!`: Modernism, Obituary, and Celebrity 423 Aaron Jaffe 36 Eliot`s Critical Reception: `The quintessence of twenty-fi rst-century poetry` 436 Nancy K. Gish 37 Radical Innovation and Pervasive Infl uence: The Waste Land 449 James Longenbach Bibliography of Works by T. S. Eliot 460 Index 463
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