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By David E. Chinitz

Reflecting the surge of severe curiosity in Eliot renewed in recent times, A spouse to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators via studying the entire physique of his works and occupation. prime students within the box offer a clean and entirely accomplished choice of contextual and demanding essays on his existence and achievement.

- It compiles the main complete and updated therapy on hand of Eliot's paintings and career
- It explores the robust forces that formed Eliot as a author and philosopher, examining his physique of labor and assessing his oeuvre in a number of contexts: old, cultural, social, and philosophical
- It charts the surge in serious curiosity in T.S. Eliot because the early 1990s
- It 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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