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Myth

Robert S. Lehman

in Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799041
eISBN:
9781503600140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799041.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The third chapter focuses on T. S. Eliot’s turn to the “mythical method” as a strategy of literary creation through division. Examining the delimitation in The Waste Land of the history of verse as ... More


Mr. Eliot's Wartime Services

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter tracks Eliot's poetic development from his arrival in London in August 1914 until the publication of The Waste Land in 1922. The initial difficulties he experienced in composing poems ... More


An Organ of Documentation: Eliot and Order

C.D. Blanton

in Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199844715
eISBN:
9780190231590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844715.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Published in the first number of The Criterion in October 1922, The Waste Land quickly codified high modernism’s poetic style. But it also launched the project that absorbed the greater portion of ... More


Cryptograms: The Waste Land, Sweeney Agonistes, and ‘The Hollow Men’

Steven Matthews

in T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199574773
eISBN:
9780191760037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574773.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Chapter Five discusses the aforementioned methods in relation to The Waste Land itself and the interlinked aftermaths, Sweeney Agonistes and ‘The Hollow Men’. Eliot's move towards a more overtly ... More


Satire

Robert S. Lehman

in Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799041
eISBN:
9781503600140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799041.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second chapter treats the formal role played by satire in the drafts of The Waste Land, focusing in particular on T. S. Eliot’s parody of Alexander Pope’s Rape of the Lock in an early version of ... More


T. S. Eliot’s Recorded Experiments in Modernist Verse Speaking

Jason Camlot

in Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503605213
eISBN:
9781503609716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605213.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 offers a series of interpretive takes on T. S. Eliot’s 1930s electrically recorded voice experiments in reading his poem The Waste Land aloud. It traces Eliot’s attempt to invent a way to ... More


The Cruelty of Breeding: Queer Time in The Waste Land

Sam See, Scott Herring, Heather Love, and Wendy Moffat

Christopher Looby and Michael North (eds)

in Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286980
eISBN:
9780823288830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286980.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reproductive sexuality is the inevitable precondition for what is actually wasted in The Waste Land. The poem exists in a dialectical queer time that simultaneously propels, reverses, and freezes the ... More


“all art is in fact satire today”: High Modernism Revisited

Kevin Rulo

in Satiric Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781949979893
eISBN:
9781800852389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979893.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter and the next argue for a reimagining of the high modernist period as one marked by antimodern satire. The chapter focuses on the satire of T.S. Eliot, including the networks and ... More


Sojourning the Waste Land: Friendship, Thought, and Poetry in the Age of Eliot

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Continuing the themes of chapter 5, this chapter looks at the relationship between Kirk and T. S. Eliot, noting the profound influence they had on each other. It also carefully considers the ... More


‘Making Strange’: Non-Translation in The Waste Land

Jason Harding

in Modernism and Non-Translation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198821441
eISBN:
9780191883170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821441.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter employs concepts and terms drawn from Russian Formalism to assist reading key moments of non-translation in The Waste Land. Treated as avant-garde linguistic ‘shifts’ that disrupt and ... More


‘Ideas, and the Sensibility of Thought’: The Quest for a Metaphysical Poetry, 1920–2

Steven Matthews

in T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199574773
eISBN:
9780191760037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574773.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Chapter Four continues the momentum from the discussion of ‘Gerontion’, to consider Eliot's development of a method in 1920–22 to structure a long sequence confronting contemporary history, a method ... More


Eliot and Virgil in Love and War

Nancy K. Gish

in T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781942954286
eISBN:
9781786944177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954286.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The presence of Virgil in The Waste Land is at least as pervasive and important as that of Dante. Although the poem has no overarching structure or narrative, it has a world, a geography, a cast of ... More


The Ancients and the Queer Moderns

Scott Herring

in Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286980
eISBN:
9780823288830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286980.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

See performs a revivification of queer modernist studies that connects up with ancient times.


Distance, and Intimacy, and T. S. Eliot’s Self-Critical Laughter

Rachel Trousdale

in Humor, Empathy, and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192895714
eISBN:
9780191916274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895714.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Eliot’s humor frequently resembles the superiority-based models of Freud and Bergson. His humor in letters is often racist, misogynist, and homophobic. But he also uses laughter to examine failed ... More


The “Logic” of Imagery II: Logic, Argument, and Imagery

Martin Warner

in The Aesthetics of Argument

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198737117
eISBN:
9780191800658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737117.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

Any “logic” of imagery must be ampliative rather than explicative, and conceived as independent of argument. Its semantics may be closer to intuitionist than to classical logic, and concerned to ... More


Eliot’s Nerves

Jasmine Jagger

in Rhythms of Feeling in Edward Lear, T. S. Eliot, and Stevie Smith

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198868804
eISBN:
9780191905261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868804.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that T. S Eliot’s poetic composition between 1909 to 1922 dramatizes his nervous inner states as a young man. It furthers criticism by Christopher Ricks (2003), Robert Crawford ... More


Tippett, Eliot and Madame Sosostris1

Oliver Soden

in The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748693122
eISBN:
9781474490979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693122.003.0067
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The origins of Sosostris in Tippett’s opera The Midsummer Marriage (1946–52) are traced back to a passage in Aldous Huxley’s Crome Yellow (1921) in which a character disguised himself as ‘Madame ... More


Modernity and Antiquity: ‘smite the sounding bollox’

J. Alison Rosenblitt

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767152
eISBN:
9780191821332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767152.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Cummings’ responses to antiquity and modernity framed in terms of aliveness and deadness. I look at Cummings’ theories of art, with a particular focus on his response to Greek ... More


Resetting the Type: An Exploration of the Historical Sense in Mrs. Dalloway

Savannah Pignatelli

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Scholars often study instances of intertextuality within Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, which they connect to both classical and contemporary authors. Though some of these scholars have noted a ... More


Obscenity and the Voice: Eliot’s Bawdry

Chris Forster

in Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190840860
eISBN:
9780190840907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840860.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that an oral mode of textual circulation, which T. S. Eliot discovered both in obscene, comic, bawdy folk song and in music hall performance, provided him with a vision of social ... More


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