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The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot

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Jason Harding, Michael O'Neill, Anne Stillman, Rick de Villiers, Lawrence Rainey, Sarah Kennedy, Steve Ellis, Anthony Cuda, Helen Thaventhiran, John Xiros Cooper, Gail McDonald, Jewel Spears Brooker, Barry Spurr
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  • Date Published: November 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107691056

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  • Drawing on the latest developments in scholarship and criticism, The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot opens up fresh avenues of appreciation and inquiry to a global twenty-first century readership. Emphasizing major works and critical issues, this collection of newly commissioned essays from leading international scholars provides seven full chapters reassessing Eliot's poetry and drama; explores important contemporary critical issues that were previously untreated, such as the significance of gender and sexuality; and challenges received accounts of his at times controversial critical reception. Complete with a chronology of Eliot's life and work and an up-to-date select bibliography, this authoritative and accessible introduction to Eliot's complete oeuvre will be an essential resource for students.

    • Reveals rewarding avenues of inquiry for a global audience
    • Features contributions from top experts in the field, including several editors of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot
    • Challenges received orthodoxies concerning Eliot's life and work
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This volume replaces the 1994 Companion, since when much of Eliot’s prose, letters and uncollected poems have finally been published, accompanied by (the editor claims in his preface) a ‘seismic upheaval in Eliot scholarship and criticism’.' David Geall, Huntington Library Quarterly

    'Having benefited from current biographical and theoretical advances in scholarship, The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot provides an authoritative and coherent overview of Eliot’s career as a poet, critic, and dramatist. The essays reassess and reinterpret Eliot’s whole oeuvre from fresh angles. Concentrating on fundamental and emerging problems in Eliot studies, this latest Cambridge Companion innovatively sparks inspiration on topics that were not covered in the previous Companion, such as gender and sexuality. Thus, the collection reflects recent shifts in focus and a changing framework for the now thriving field of Eliot studies.' Chen Lin, Journal of Modern Literature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107691056
    • length: 235 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Unravelling Eliot Jason Harding
    2. Eliot: form and allusion Michael O'Neill
    3. Prufrock and Other Observations Anne Stillman
    4. Banishing the backward devils: Eliot's quatrain poems and 'Gerontion' Rick de Villiers
    5. With automatic hand: The Waste Land Lawrence Rainey
    6. 'Let these words answer': Ash-Wednesday and the Ariel poems Sarah Kennedy
    7. Four Quartets Steve Ellis
    8. 'A precise way of thinking and feeling': Eliot and verse drama Anthony Cuda
    9. T. S. Eliot as literary critic Helen Thaventhiran
    10. T. S. Eliot's social criticism John Xiros Cooper
    11. Gender and sexuality Gail McDonald
    12. Eliot's philosophical studies: Bergson, Frazer, Bradley Jewel Spears Brooker
    13. Anglo-Catholic in religion: T. S. Eliot and Christianity Barry Spurr.

  • Editor

    Jason Harding, University of Durham
    Jason Harding is Reader in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham. He is the author or editor of five books, including T. S. Eliot in Context (Cambridge, 2011) and The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition: Volume 4, English Lion, 1930–1933 (with Ronald Schuchard).


    Jason Harding, Michael O'Neill, Anne Stillman, Rick de Villiers, Lawrence Rainey, Sarah Kennedy, Steve Ellis, Anthony Cuda, Helen Thaventhiran, John Xiros Cooper, Gail McDonald, Jewel Spears Brooker, Barry Spurr

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