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T. S. Eliot and Ideology

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Part of Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

  • Date Published: April 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521452847

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  • This book demonstrates the effect of politics on the work of T.S. Eliot, with particular emphasis on the influences of French reactionary thinking. Kenneth Asher argues that this political inheritance provided the intellectual framework Eliot employed throughout his career. The focus of this political dimension separates the book from previous studies of Eliot. The result is a reestimation of Eliot's view of literary history and literary theory, and new appraisals of several major poems and plays.

    • Was the first book to focus on influence of French reactionary thought on Eliot's work
    • Argues a continuous, consistent Eliot, and relates pre- and post-conversion concerns, eschewing notion of rupture
    • Traces the influence of Eliot's ideology on later literary though, particularly the New Critics
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    " astute, well-written account of a midwesterner's strange ideological journey through the Old World." Christopher Clausen, American Literature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521452847
    • length: 212 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical background
    2. The French connection
    3. Orthodoxy and heresy
    4. Architect of a Christian order
    5. Visions and revisions
    6. Eliot and the new criticism

  • Author

    Kenneth Asher, State University of New York, Geneseo

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