T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - 721 Seiten

In this "nuanced, discerning account of a life famously flawed in its search for perfection" (The New Yorker), Gordon captures Eliot's "complex spiritual and artistic history . . . with tact, diligence, and subtlety" (Boston Globe). Drawing on recently discovered letters, she addresses in full the issue of Eliot's anti-Semitism as well as the less-noted issue of his misogyny. Her account "rescues both the poet and the man from the simplifying abstractions that have always been applied to him" (The New York Times), and is "definitive but not dogmatic, sympathetic without taking sides. . . . Its voice rings with authority" (Baltimore Sun). Praised by Cynthia Ozick as "daring, strong, psychologically brilliant," Gordon's study remains true to the mysteries of art as she chronicles the poet's "insistent search for salvation."

 

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Inhalt

Early Models
1
A New England Student
23
Beyond Philosophy
51
Eliots Ordeals
95
The horror the horror
147
Conversion
192
Enter Beatrice
233
The Mystery of Sin
283
Enter the Furies
312
The Perfect Life
338
Lady of Silences
392
Fame and Friends
436
A Prophets Mission
472
the Unfamiliar Name
496
Appendices
537
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2000)

Lyndall Gordon is the prize-winning author of, most recently, "T. S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life" & "A Private Life of Henry James".

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