Eliot's Dark Angel

Eliot's Dark Angel : Intersections of Life and Art

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Schuchard's critical study draws upon previously unpublished and uncollected materials in showing how T.S. Eliot's personal voice works through the sordid, the bawdy, the blasphemous, and the horrific to create a unique moral world and the only theory of moral criticism in English literature. The book also erodes conventional attitudes toward Eliot's intellectual and spiritual development, showing how early and consistently his classical and religious sensibility manifests itself in his poetry and criticism. The book examines his reading, his teaching, his bawdy poems, and his life-long attraction to music halls and other modes of popular culture to show the complex relation between intellectual biography and art.show more

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  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 162.1 x 234.7 x 25.1mm | 661.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019510417X
  • 9780195104172

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This book ... is a major landmark in Elio scholarship and criticism. * The Glass * Excellent monograph ... Schuchard's book ranks among the most considerable contributions of the year for significantly revising some central planks of the standard biographical narrative, let alone the discourse ... This is a book to be savoured. * Years Work in English Studies * Stands out as one of the best books on Eliot in recent years ... Revealing the complexity of Eliot's life and work - against a simplistic, critical consensus - is a strength of each one of these essays. * Review of English Studies *show more

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