By David E. Chinitz
Reflecting the surge of severe curiosity in Eliot renewed lately, A significant other to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators by means of analyzing the whole physique of his works and occupation. best students within the box offer a clean and completely entire selection of contextual and demanding essays on his lifestyles and success. It compiles the main complete and up to date remedy on hand of Eliot's paintings and careerIt explores the strong forces that formed Eliot as a author and philosopher, interpreting his physique of labor and assessing his oeuvre in various contexts: ancient, cultural, social, and philosophicalIt charts the surge in serious curiosity in T.S. Eliot because the early 1990sIt presents an illuminating perception right into a poet, author, and critic who keeps to outline the literary panorama of the final century
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Indeed, there is much in Eliot’s early essay that seems to anticipate this elevation of traditional authority over the individual autonomy implicit in romantic literature, egalitarian politics, and Protestant religion: the paradoxical assertion that the most “individual” aspects of a poet’s work are those in which “the dead poets, his ancestors, assert their immortality most vigorously” (SE 4); the claim that any poet worth his salt must write “with a feeling that the whole of the literature from Homer and within it the whole of the literature of his own country has a simultaneous existence and composes a simultaneous order” (4); and the focus on the poet’s “continual surrender of himself as he is at the moment to something which is more valuable,” his “continual extinction of personality” (6–7).
Eliot was hopeful that the poem would bring him the kind of “reconciliation and relief” that he sensed stirring in Beethoven’s late Quartets: “I should like to get something like that into verse before I die,” he admitted (Spender 132–33). But he often doubted the value of his work amid such violence and chaos. “Morning after morning spent fiddling with words and rhythms,” he wrote searchingly, “often seems so pointless” (Browne 158). During World War II Eliot enlisted as an air-raid warden in Kensington, where he would spend two sleepless nights each week watching for fires caused by German attacks.
Other friends from this period recall him living between the usual extremes. At times, the 55-year-old poet was intensely solitary and reclusive, keeping to his part of the shared Eliot’s Life 13 flat, a sparse bedroom with a large crucifix and writing desk. At others, he was surprisingly jovial and social, giving private readings of his poetry or reciting from memory long passages from Sherlock Holmes, one of his long-time favorites. After 1948, Eliot lived the life of a “sixty-year-old smiling public man” (as W.
A Companion to T. S. Eliot by David E. Chinitz