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T.S. Eliot and American poetry, Lee Oser

Label
T.S. Eliot and American poetry
Title
T.S. Eliot and American poetry
Statement of responsibility
Lee Oser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Written in a fine and lucid prose style, T.S. Eliot and American Poetry presents a critical study of Eliot's major poems as it examines what America means to its poets. Eliot's contribution to a poetic dialogue on this subject with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Robert Lowell, John Ashbery, and other literary figures plays a significant role in this groundbreaking study. Investigating Eliot's literary inheritance through his familial traditions, represented particularly by his mother, Charlotte Eliot, and in terms of the American Renaissance, Lee Oser addresses all phases of Eliot's career as a poet. Following an introduction that reevaluates the importance of Poe and Whitman for Eliot and modernism, the discussion proceeds from Eliot's reaction against the progressive ethos of late Puritan culture, to the appearance in his writing of numerous figures of exile and disinheritance as an expression of lost American patrimony, to his flight from the realm of history, and his eventual return to the spiritual and cultural traditions of New England. A final chapter weighs Eliot's impact on Robert Lowell, John Ashbery, and Elizabeth Bishop. Through its dialectical view of American literary and intellectual history, T.S. Eliot and American Poetry constructs a practical methodology for comparing Eliot with other American poets. Juxtaposing Eliot's poems, lectures, and essays (including generous excerpts from Eliot's uncollected prose) with landmark texts by Emerson, Poe, Whitman, and many others, Oser engages in a deeper analysis of Eliot's Americanness than has hitherto been possible. In addressing Eliot's treatment of America as symbol and topos, the work presents a multifaceted chronicle of Eliot's development that enriches formalist and historicist approaches alike. T.S. Eliot and American Poetry makes numerous original contributions to the field of literary history. No previous work has so richly pursued Eliot's literary and familial inheritance, as well as his legacy to American poetry; the result is a highly nuanced perspective on contemporary debates about poetry, criticism, and culture."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DCC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Oser, Lee
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influence Literary, artistic, etc
  • American poetry
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Eliot, T. S.
Label
T.S. Eliot and American poetry, Lee Oser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Poe to Whitman -- Prufrock's guilty pleasures -- Sweeney and the individual talent -- Forbidden water -- Lost kingdoms -- The soul's mysterious errand -- Prophecy and postmodernism
Control code
980098021589
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 172 p
Isbn
9780826211811
Lccn
lc98021589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
T.S. Eliot and American poetry, Lee Oser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Poe to Whitman -- Prufrock's guilty pleasures -- Sweeney and the individual talent -- Forbidden water -- Lost kingdoms -- The soul's mysterious errand -- Prophecy and postmodernism
Control code
980098021589
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 172 p
Isbn
9780826211811
Lccn
lc98021589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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