By David E. Chinitz
Reflecting the surge of severe curiosity in Eliot renewed lately, A better half to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators by means of reading the whole physique of his works and occupation. best students within the box offer a clean and entirely finished choice of contextual and significant essays on his existence and achievement.
- It compiles the main complete and updated remedy on hand of Eliot's paintings and career
- It explores the strong forces that formed Eliot as a author and philosopher, reading his physique of labor and assessing his oeuvre in numerous contexts: historic, cultural, social, and philosophical
- It charts the surge in severe curiosity in T.S. Eliot because the early 1990s
- It offers an illuminating perception right into a poet, author, and critic who maintains to outline the literary panorama of the final century
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A Companion to T. S. Eliot by David E. Chinitz