Harmony of Dissonances: T.S. Eliot, Romanticism, and Imagination 
By John Paul Riquelme 
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991

Review by Richard Badenhausen
Modern Language Studies
Vol. 22, No. 3 (Summer, 1992), pp. 109-111
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"Riquelme...brings some much-needed fresh insight to the poetry and prose of an artist whose reputation has suffered in recent years...[making] a convincing case for an Eliot who is actually extremely relevant, exciting, and essential."



Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote Friday, November 16, 2012 11:50 AM:

Critical Insights:
T. S. Eliot

Editor: John Paul Riquelme,
Professor of English, Boston University
Salem Press, 2009


On T. S. Eliot 

John Paul Riquelme 

an excerpt 

Since the late 1990s, modernist studies have burgeoned, and revised descriptions of literary modernism have emerged along with changed historical and intellectual insights that help provide provisional answers to new questions. Within the revivified attention to a literary modernism now more broadly defined than fifty years ago, Eliot is still a central figure, still a large presence, but on a larger canvas. More than half a century after Eliot’s death, we are in a better position than either Eliot’s
 contemporaries or those who immediately followed them in making meaningful, defensible sense of his remarkable writings.