D. E. Chinitz (dir.), A Companion to T. S. Eliot

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Parution : juillet 2009.

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A Companion to T. S. Eliot
Sous la direction de David E. Chinitz

Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, 504 p.

  • ISBN: 978-1-4051-6237-1 (Hardcover)
  • £95.00 / €114.00

Présentation de l'éditeur:

Reflecting the surge of critical interest in Eliot renewed in recent years, "A Companion to T.S. Eliot" introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators by examining the full body of his works and career. Leading scholars in the field provide a fresh and fully comprehensive collection of contextual and critical essays on his life and achievement.

  • It compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment available of Eliot's work and career.
  • It explores the powerful forces that shaped Eliot as a writer and thinker, analyzing his body of work and assessing his oeuvre in a variety of contexts: historical, cultural, social, and philosophical.
  • It charts the surge in critical interest in T.S. Eliot since the early 1990s.
  • It provides an illuminating insight into a poet, writer, and critic who continues to define the literary landscape of the last century.

David E. Chinitz, Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, is the author of T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide (2003) and of numerous articles. He is currently vice president of the T. S. Eliot Society and chair for interdisciplinary approaches of the Modernist Studies Association.


Notes on Contributors
Abbreviations Used for Works by T. S. Eliot

Part I: Influences.

1. The Poet and the Pressure Chamber: Eliot's Life (Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina–Greensboro).

2. Eliot's Ghosts: Tradition and its Transformations (Sanford Schwartz, Penn State University).

3. T. S. Eliot and the Symbolist City (Barry J. Faulk, Florida State University).

4. Not One, Not Two: Eliot and Buddhism (Christina Hauck, Kansas State University).

5. Yes and No: Eliot and Western Philosophy (Jewel Spears Brooker, Eckerd College, Florida).

6. A Vast Wasteland? Eliot and Popular Culture (David E. Chinitz, Loyola University Chicago).

7. Mind, Myth, and Culture: Eliot and Anthropology (Marc Manganaro, Gonzaga University).

8. “Where are the eagles and the trumpets?”: Imperial Decline and Eliot's Development (Vincent Sherry, Washington University, St. Louis).

Part II: Works.

9. Searching for the Early Eliot: Inventions of the March Hare (Jayme Stayer, writer).

10. Prufrock and Other Observations: A Walking Tour (Frances Dickey, University of Missouri).

11. Disambivalent Quatrains (Jeffrey M. Perl, Bar-Ilan University, Israel).

12. “Gerontion”: The Mind of Postwar Europe and the Mind(s) of Eliot (Edward Brunner, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale).

13. “Fishing, with the arid plain behind me”: Difficulty, Deferral, and Form in The Waste Land (Michael Coyle, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY).

14. The Enigma of “The Hollow Men” (Elisabeth Däumer, Eastern Michigan University).

15. Sweeney Agonistes: A Sensational Snarl (Christine Buttram, Winona State University, Minnesota).

16. “Having to construct”: Dissembly Lines in the “Ariel” Poems and Ash-Wednesday (Tony Sharpe, Lancaster University, UK).

17. “The inexplicable mystery of sound”: Coriolan, Minor Poems, Occasional Verses (Gareth Reeves, Durham University, UK).

18. Coming to Terms with Four Quartets (Lee Oser, writer).

19. “Away we go”: Poetry and Play in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats (Sarah Bay-Cheng, University at Buffalo–SUNY).

20. Eliot's 1930s Plays: The Rock, Murder in the Cathedral, and The Family Reunion (Randy Malamud, Georgia State University, Atlanta).

21. Eliot's “Divine” Comedies: The Cocktail Party, The Confidential Clerk, and The Elder Statesman (Carol H. Smith, Rutgers University).

22. Taking Literature Seriously: Essays to 1927 (Leonard Diepeveen, Dalhousie University)

23. He Do the Critic in Different Voices: The Literary Essays after 1927 (Richard Badenhausen, Westminster College, Salt Lake City).

24. In Times of Emergency: Eliot's Social Criticism (John Xiros Cooper, University of British Columbia).

Part III: Contexts.

25. Eliot's Poetics: Classicism and Histrionics (Lawrence Rainey, writer).

26. T. S. Eliot and Something Called Modernism (Ann Ardis, writer).

27. Conflict and Concealment: Eliot's Approach to Women and Gender (Cyrena Pondrom, University of Wisconsin–Madison).

28. Eliot and “Race”: Jews, Irish, and Blacks (Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading, UK).

29. “The pleasures of higher vices”: Sexuality in Eliot's Work (Patrick Query, US Military Academy, West Point, NY).

30. “An occupation for the saint”: Eliot as a Religious Thinker (Kevin J. H. Dettmar, Pomona College, Claremont, CA).

31. Eliot's Politics (Michael Levenson, University of Virginia).

32. Keeping Critical Thought Alive: Eliot's Editorship of the Criterion (Jason Harding, University fo Durham, UK).

33. Making Modernism: Eliot as Publisher (John Timberman Newcomb, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

34. Eliot and the New Critics (Gail McDonald, University of Southampton, UK).

35. “T. S. Eliot rates socko!”: Modernism, Obituary, and Celebrity (Aaron Jaffe, University of Louisville, Kentucky).

36 . Eliot's Critical Reception: “The quintessence of twenty-first-century poetry” (Nancy K. Gish, University of Southern Maine).

37. Radical Innovation and Pervasive Influence: The Waste Land (James Longenbach, University of Rochester, NY).

Bibliography of Works by T. S. Eliot.