T S Eliot and Organicism

T  S  Eliot and Organicism

Ultimately, the organicists were resolute in their belief that agriculture was the fundamental basis of life and should be restored to the center of society. The conception of Eliot as an organicist is a relatively recent devel- opment, ...

Author: Jeremy Diaper

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781942954613

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book reads T. S. Eliot’s poetry and plays in light of his sustained preoccupation with organicism. It demonstrates that Eliot’s environmental concerns emerged as a notable theme in his literary works from his early poetry notebook of poems known as Inventions of the March Hare at least until Murder in the Cathedral.
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The T S Eliot Studies Annual

The T  S  Eliot Studies Annual

See also Jeremy Diaper, '“In Conformity with Nature': T. S. Eliot's Religious Agrarianism,” in Religion and Myth in ... For more on the New English Weekly, see Philip Conford, The Origins of the Organic Movement (Edinburgh: Floris, ...

Author: John D. Morgenstern

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781949979091

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Volume 3 features a special forum on “Eliot and Green Modernism,” edited by Julia E. Daniel, as well as a special forum titled “First Readings of the Eliot–Hale Archive,” edited by John Whittier-Ferguson.
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T S Eliot s Romantic Dilemma

T  S  Eliot s Romantic Dilemma

Lewis Freed helps to clarify Eliot's view as it reflects Bradley's: Reality takes the form of an "individual totality" or a "concrete universal." The form is that of an organic whole. The unity of the whole is a universal, ...

Author: Eugenia M. Gunner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317308232

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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The fact that Eliot disapproved of Romanticism is clear from his critical essays, where he often appears to reject it absolutely. However, Eliot’s understanding of the term and his appreciation of literature developed and altered greatly from his adolescence to his years of scholarly study, yet he was never unable to dismiss Romanticism entirely as a critical issue. This study, first published in 1985, analyses Eliot’s approach and criticism to Romanticism, with an analysis of The Waste Land, adding to the layers of its meaning, context and content to the poem. This title will be of interest to students of literature.
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Routledge Library Editions T S Eliot

Routledge Library Editions  T  S  Eliot

organic whole instead of a monadic entity . The Romantic ego , unique in the sum ... Lewis Freed helps to clarify Eliot's view as it reflects Bradley's : Reality takes the form of an " individual totality " or a " concrete universal .

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317290353

Category: Literary Criticism

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This set reissues 10 books on T. S. Eliot originally published between 1952 and 1991. The volumes examine many of Eliot’s most respected works, including his Four Quartets and The Waste Land. As well as exploring Eliot’s work, this collection also provides a comprehensive analysis of the man behind the poetry, particularly in Frederick Tomlin’s T. S. Eliot: A Friendship. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature.
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T S Eliot s Ariel Poems

T  S  Eliot   s Ariel Poems

Eliot's idea of culture as an organic whole can be viewed as directly related to his interest in agrarianism in the 1930s and 1940s. For an illuminating discussion of his Notes towards the Definition of Culture as demonstrating his ...

Author: Anna Budziak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000432060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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T. S. Eliot once stated that the supreme poet "in writing himself, writes his time". In saying that, he honoured Dante and Shakespeare, but this pithy remark fittingly characterises his own work, including The Ariel Poems, with which he promptly and pointedly responded to the problems of his times. Published with unwavering regularity, a poem a year, the Ariels were composed in the period when Eliot was mainly writing prose; and, like his prose, they reverberated with diverse contemporary issues ranging from the revision of the Book of Common Prayer to the translations of Heidegger to the questions of leadership and populism. In order to highlight the poems' historical specificity, this study seeks to outline the constellations of thought connecting Eliot’s poetry and prose. In addition, it attempts to expose the Ariels’ shared arc of meaning, an unobtrusive incarnational metaphor determining the perspective from which they propose an unorthodox understanding of the epoch— an underlying pattern of thought bringing them together into a conceptually discrete set. This is the first study that both universalizes and historicises the series, striving to disclose the regular without suppressing the random. Approaching the series as a system of orderly disorder, the notion very much at home with chaos theory, it suggests new intellectual contexts, offering interpretations that are either fresh, or significantly reangled.
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A Half century of Eliot Criticism

A Half century of Eliot Criticism

A pleasantly written essay analyzing Eliot's rejection of love between men and women , and relating that rejection to passages in some of the poems . 1764. ... Steinmann , Martin , Jr. " Coleridge , T. S. Eliot , and Organicism .

Author: Mildred Martin

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838778089

Category: Reference

Page: 380

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Listing and commenting on almost 2700 items, the work provides the only annotated bibliography of a major contemporary author that is virtually complete. Includes three indexes.
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Approaches to Organic Form

Approaches to Organic Form

“SUCH AS THE LIFE IS, SUCH IS THE FORM”: ORGANICISM AMONG THE MODERNS When in 1930 T. S. Eliot wrote that “words like emergent, organism, biological unity of life, simply do not arouse the right response in my breast,” he was ...

Author: F.R. Burwick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400939172

Category: Science

Page: 290

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Frederick Burwick's modest but comprehensive and insightful intro duction is preface enough to these sensible essays in the history and philosophical criticism of ideas. If we want to understand how some in quiring and intelligent thinkers sought to go beyond mechanism and vitalism, we will find Burwick's labors of assembling others and reflect ing on his own part to be as stimulating as anywhere to be found. And yet his initial cautious remark is right: 'approaches', not 'attainments'. The problems associated with clarifying 'matter' and 'form' are still beyond any consensus as to their solution. Even more do we recognize the many forms and meanings of 'form', and this is so even for 'organic form'. That wise scientist-philosopher-engineer Lancelot Law Whyte struggled in a place neighboring to Burwick's, and his essay of thirty years ago might be a scientist's preface to Burwick and his colleagues: see Whyte'S Accent on Form (N. Y., Harper, 1954) and his Symposium of 1951 Aspects of Form (London, Percy Lund Humphries 1951; and Indiana University Press 1961), itself arranged in honor of D' Arcy Thompson's classical monograph On Growth and Form. Philosophy and history of science must deal with these issues, and with the mixture of hard-headedness and imagination that they de mand.
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Eco Modernism

Eco Modernism

Chapter 8 Planting, Gardens, and Organicism in Literary Modernism Jeremy Diaper T. S. Eliot, The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot (London: Faber and Faber, 1969), 73, 48. Hereafter cited as CPP in parentheses in the text.

Author: Jeremy Diaper

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781949979862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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In drawing together contributions from leading and emerging scholars from across the UK and America, Eco-Modernism offers a diverse range of environmental and ecological interpretations of modernist texts and illustrates that ecocriticism can offer fresh and provocative ways of understanding literary modernism.
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Critical Perspectives on T S Eliot s Poetry

Critical Perspectives on T S  Eliot s Poetry

Eliot has used organicism to play his programme of pogrom . The proposed change can always be explained ; as also the claims for preserving a status quo . Organicism is economically used for assimilationism .

Author: Nidhi Tiwari

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176255734


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Contributed articles.

T S Eliot

T  S  Eliot

Henry James's successor as a conservative American expatriate was T. S. Eliot, son of an 'aristocratic' St Louis family. ... Eliot came to Europe with the historic mission of redefining the organic unity of its cultural traditions, ...

Author: Harriet Davidson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317898870

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

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One of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, T. S. Eliot is generally regarded as a leading exponent of the literary movement which came to be known as Modernism. In this volume, Harriet Davidson collects key recent essays by such internationally renowned critics as Terry Eagleton, Sandra Gilbert, Jacqueline Rose, Jeffrey Perl, Christine Froula, Maud Ellmann, and Michael North, placing Eliot's work centrally in the context of postmodern critical theory. Eliot's writing is often perceived as incompatible with or resistant to new theoretical approaches, but this volume demonstrates the continuity between Eliot's own theoretical writings and contemporary theory, and illuminates his poetry with imaginative readings from deconstructive, Marxist, psychoanalytic, and feminist perspectives. Headnotes to the essays and a bibliography which lists other informative readings make this book an invaluable guide to all students of twentieth-century poetry, and to scholars interested in the relationship between critical and creative writing.
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