The Cambridge Intro to T. S. Eliot
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The Cambridge Intro to T. S. Eliot (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

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T. S. Eliot is not only one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; as literary critic and commentator on culture and society, his writing continues to be profoundly influential. Every student of English must engage with his writing to understand the course of modern literature. This 2006 book provides the perfect introduction to key aspects of Eliot's life a...more
Published October 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press
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John Xiros Cooper's THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO T.S. ELIOT gives the basics of the great 20th century poet's life and work for readers who have already read, say, the Selected Poems and developed an appreciation.

THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO T.S. ELIOT begins with a brief biography from the poet's Mississippi upbringing to his elderly arrival into the English elite. It then takes a step back and looks at the wider issues that shaped Eliot's life, such as his ancestry, inspirational parts of th...more
An academic but accessible if not interesting and introductory survey of T. S. Eliot's life and work and art and faith.
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