The book Cassandra and I are editing will address this specifically
in several essays. It won't be out for a while though.
On 21 Nov 2002, at 16:59, Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Richard Malpass wrote:
> > suggest any particular works which could be considered important in
> > regards to the depictions of women in TSE's poems and plays.
> I'm not really coming up with much so I will make the following
> suggestions that might be good enough.
> You may want to read biographies to see how he interacted with real women.
> Here are two:
> Gordon, Lyndall: T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life
> Seymour-Jones, Carole: Painted Shadow: A Life of Vivienne Eliot
> This one might also interest you but it isn't quite what you were
> looking for:
> Lamos, Colleen: Deviant Modernism: Sexual and Textual Errancy in
> T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust
> This original study re-evaluates central texts of the modernist
> canon--Eliot's early poetry including The Waste Land, Joyce's Ulysses,
> and Proust's Remembrance of Things Past--by examining sexual energies
> and identifications in them that are typically regarded as
> perverse. According to modern cultural discourses and psychosexual
> categorizations, these deviant desires and identifications feminize
> men or tend to render them homosexual. Colleen Lamos's analysis of the
> operations of gender and sexuality in these texts reveals conflicts
> concerning the definition of masculine heterosexuality which cut
> across the aesthetics of modernism. She argues that canonical male
> modernism, far from being a monolithic entity with a coherently
> conservative political agenda, is in fact the site of errant impulses
> and unresolved struggles. What emerges is a reconsideration of
> modernist literature as a whole and a recognition of the heterogeneous
> forces that formed and deformed modernism.
> Rick Parker