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T.S.Eliot: The Man and His Work Allen Tate

T.S.Eliot: The Man and His Work

Allen Tate

Published 1967
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Hardcover
400 pages
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In becoming a poet, Mr. Eliot had to rebel against his own family and country, then work out a reconciliation with them. Mr. Howarth traces the family tradition of the Eliots, by way of the poets life and writings—heir Unitarian thought, theirMoreIn becoming a poet, Mr. Eliot had to rebel against his own family and country, then work out a reconciliation with them. Mr. Howarth traces the family tradition of the Eliots, by way of the poets life and writings—heir Unitarian thought, their strong practical bent and devotion to social service. He follows Eliot from his childhood days in St. Louis, through Harvard and Paris, to London, pointing out the places, people and ideas which influenced him at various periods, and how they emerge, shaped by art, in his poems, plays and criticism. Eliots interest in Oriental studies and Western philosophy, his editorship of the Criterion, the course of his religious belief, the drama of expiation revealed in his poetry—these are a few of the lines which Mr. Howarth pursues. There have been many critical studies of Eliots work. But this is the first book to explore its origins in the poets personal heritage and experience.