T. S. Eliot, Paperback / softback Book

T. S. Eliot Paperback / softback

Part of the Lives and Legacies series


The twentieth century's most famous poet and its most influential literary arbiter, T.S.

Eliot has long been thought to be an obscure and difficult writer-forbiddingly learned, maddeningly enigmatic.

In this compelling exploration, prize-winning poet Craig Raine finds a way to read and make sense of Eliot's full corpus.

He illuminates a paradoxical Eliot-an exacting anti-romantic realist, skeptical of the emotions, yet incessantly troubled by the fear of emotionalfailure-through close readings of his poetry, with extended analyses of Eliot's two master works-The Waste Land and Four Quartets.

Raine also examines Eliot's criticism-including his coinage of such key literary terms as the objective correlative, dissociation of sensibility, the auditoryimagination, and his biography, crafting a book that provides a concise introduction for beginners and a provocative set of arguments for Eliot admirers.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780199774173

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