The Waste Land and Other Poems

The Waste Land and Other Poems


Author : T. S. Eliot
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0451526848
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A collection of T.S. Eliot’s most important poems, including “The Waste Land” and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” T. S. Eliot is one of the most important and influential poets of the twentieth century. His unique and innovative evocations of the folly and poetry of humanity helped reshape modern literature, with poems such as “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” included here, and most notable, the title poem, “The Waste Land,” his groundbreaking masterpiece of postwar decay and redemption. Since its publication in 1922, “The Waste Land” has become one of the most widely studied modernist texts in English literature. Gathering together many of Eliot's major early poems, distinguished Harvard scholar and literary critic Helen Vendler presents an invaluable portrait of T. S. Eliot as a young poet and examines the artistry and craft that made him a Nobel laureate and one of the most significant voices in modern verse.


The Waste Land, Prufrock, The Hollow Men and Other Poems

The Waste Land, Prufrock, The Hollow Men and Other Poems


Author : T. S. Eliot
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
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ISBN : 0486849066
Pages : 66 pages
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This superb collection of 26 works features the poet's masterpiece, "The Waste Land"; the complete Prufrock and Other Observations ("The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Portrait of a Lady," "Preludes," "Rhapsody on a Windy Night," "Mr. Apollinax," "Morning at the Window," and others); “The Hollow Men”; and the collection Poems ("Gerontion," "The Hippopotamus," "Sweeney Among the Nightingales," and more).


A Detailed Explication of T. S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

A Detailed Explication of T. S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock


Author : Harry Eiss
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1527581675
Pages : 417 pages
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Do I dare disturb the universe? This is a question recognized by people around the world. If typed into the internet, hundreds of examples appear. Many know that it comes from one of the best-known poems of the previous century, T. S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. What many do not know is that Eliot dramatically shifted his views at the height of his fame for writing such dark poetry as this and The Waste Land, becoming a sincere, devoted Christian. While his poetry is famous because it expresses the loss of a spiritual center in European civilization, a careful reading of it reveals that he was struggling with his Christianity from the beginning, not rejecting it, but trying to make it fit into the contemporary world. If the reader works through Eliot’s love song for all of the esoteric meanings, as he demands, it quickly becomes evident that he intended it as a struggle between agape, amour and eros. Beginning it with a quote from Dante forces that into place. Though the protestant forms of Christianity have changed their views on these, the Roman Catholic holds fast. Eliot references Michelangelo in the poem, bringing in the great painter of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Most immediately recognize his name and work, but do not realize how he expressed a similar personal struggle between the desires of the flesh and the spirit. Both of them admired Dante’s Divine Comedy, and its inclusion of amour as a means to salvation. Dante’s work is generally seen as the greatest literature ever to come out of Italy. This book is an expanded revision of Seeking God in the Works of T. S. Eliot and Michelangelo. It explores how T.S Eliot struggled with the highest meanings of existence in his poetry and his own life, and perhaps managed to express what has become known as a modernist (and post-modernist) view of what Rudolph Otto designated the mysterium tremendum, the experience of a mystical awe, the experience of God.


T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot


Author : Shakti Batra
Publisher : Sarup & Sons
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ISBN : 9788178900254
Pages : 158 pages
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Prufrock and Other Observations

Prufrock and Other Observations


Author : T. S. Eliot
Publisher : Mint Editions
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ISBN : 9781513279688
Pages : 30 pages
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Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) is a collection of poems by T.S. Eliot. Published following the successful appearance of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" in the June 1915 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, Prufrock and Other Observations established Eliot's reputation as a leading English poet and pioneering literary Modernist. Opening with "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," the collection begins with an invocation of Dante, whom Eliot saw as an important innovator of a polyphonic, referential poetry capable of interrogating and dramatizing the construction and representation of the self. The poem is written from the perspective of a repressed, despairing middle-aged man who meditates on his relationships with women and the regrets he has accumulated with age. In "Preludes," a poem of urban malaise, Eliot "thinks of all the hands / That are raising dingy shades / In a thousand furnished rooms," and reaches for an understanding of the world as "some infinitely gentle / Infinitely suffering thing." Other poems include "Morning at the Window," another brief vision of city life, "The Boston Evening Transcript," a satirical reverie on time and community, and "Cousin Nancy," a humorous lyric celebrating Miss Nancy Ellicott, who unabashedly "smoked, / And danced all the modern dances. Both personal and universal, global in scope and intensely insular, Eliot's poetry changed the course of literary history, inspiring countless poets and establishing his reputation as one of the foremost artists of his generation. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of T.S. Eliot's Prufrock and Other Observations is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers.


Aestheticism & Modernism

Aestheticism & Modernism


Author : Richard Danson Brown
Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780415351683
Pages : 460 pages
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Textbook introduction to key debates from the early twentieth century to modernisms emerging between First and Second World Wars. Examines in detail texts by Chekhov, Mansfield, Gibbon, Eliot, Woolf, Brecht and Okigbo.


The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock


Author : T. S. Eliot
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"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", commonly known as "Prufrock", is the first professionally published poem by American-born British poet T. S. Eliot (1888–1965). Eliot began writing "Prufrock" in February 1910, and it was first published in the June 1915 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse at the instigation of Ezra Pound (1885–1972). It was later printed as part of a twelve-poem pamphlet (or chapbook) titled Prufrock and Other Observations in 1917. At the time of its publication, Prufrock was considered outlandish, but is now seen as heralding a paradigmatic cultural shift from late 19th-century Romantic verse and Georgian lyrics to Modernism. The poem's structure was heavily influenced by Eliot's extensive reading of Dante Alighieri and makes several references to the Bible and other literary works—including William Shakespeare's plays Henry IV Part II, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet, the poetry of seventeenth-century metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell, and the nineteenth-century French Symbolists. Eliot narrates the experience of Prufrock using the stream of consciousness technique developed by his fellow Modernist writers. The poem, described as a "drama of literary anguish", is a dramatic interior monologue of an urban man, stricken with feelings of isolation and an incapability for decisive action that is said "to epitomize frustration and impotence of the modern individual" and "represent thwarted desires and modern disillusionment". Prufrock laments his physical and intellectual inertia, the lost opportunities in his life and lack of spiritual progress, and he is haunted by reminders of unattained carnal love. With visceral feelings of weariness, regret, embarrassment, longing, emasculation, sexual frustration, a sense of decay, and an awareness of mortality, "Prufrock" has become one of the most recognised voices in modern literature. Among the most significant works by Eliot's: "Portrait of a Lady", "Preludes", "Whispers of Immortality", "Gerontion", "The Waste Land", "The Hollow Men", "Ash Wednesday", Ariel Poems", "Journey of the Magi", "A Song for Simeon", "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", "The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles", "Gus: The Theatre Cat", "Growltiger's Last Stand", "The Naming of Cats", "Burnt Norton", "East Coker", "The Dry Salvages", "Little Gidding", "Four Quartets".


The Waste Land, Prufrock, and Other Poems

The Waste Land, Prufrock, and Other Poems


Author : Thomas Stearns Eliot
Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN : 0486400611
Pages : 65 pages
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A superb collection of 25 works features the poet's masterpiece, "The Waste Land"; the complete Prufrock ("The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Portrait of a Lady," "Rhapsody on a Windy Night," "Mr. Apollinax," "Morning at the Window," and others); and the complete Poems ("Gerontion," "The Hippopotamus," "Sweeney Among the Nightingales," and more). Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.


A Study Guide for T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

A Study Guide for T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”


Author : T. S. Eliot
Publisher : Gale Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1535867590
Pages : 20 pages
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A Study Guide for T. S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

A Study Guide for T. S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock


Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1410336867
Pages : 15 pages
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A Study Guide for T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.


The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume I

The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume I


Author : T. S. Eliot
Publisher : Faber & Faber
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ISBN : 0571329403
Pages : 1200 pages
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Here, for the first time, is a fully scrutinized text of Eliot's poems, carefully restoring accidental omissions and removing textual errors that have crept in over the full century in which Eliot has been so frequently printed and reprinted. The edition also presents many poems from Eliot's youth which were published only decades later, as well as others that saw only private circulation in his lifetime, of which dozens are collected for the first time. The first volume respects Eliot's decisions by opening with his Collected Poems 1909-1962 in the form in which he issued it, shortly before his death fifty years ago. There follow in this first volume the uncollected poems from his youth that he had chosen to publish, along with such other poems as could be considered suitable for publication. The Poems of T. S. Eliot is a work of enlightening scholarship that will delight and inform all those who read Eliot for pleasure, as well as all those who read with pleasure and for study. Here are a new accuracy and an unparalleled insight into the marvels and landmarks from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land through to Four Quartets.


T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot


Author : Sunil Kumar Sarker
Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
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ISBN : 9788171565627
Pages : 278 pages
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The Genius Of T.S. Eliot Contributed Immensely In Ushering Modernism In Poetry, Play And Literary Criticism. Therefore, Our Knowledge Of Modernism Will Remain Incomplete Should We Fail To Understand Eliot. This Book May Serve As An Introduction To Eliot, The Man, The Poet, The Playwright And The Critic. For The Benefit Of Readers, It Quotes In Full, While Introducing And Explaining, The Poet S Master-Pieces, The Waste Land And Four Quartets, And Also Some Of His Other Great Poems. Further, It Discusses About All Of His Five Major Plays, And Nine Important Essays, At Some Length.


UPTET English for Class VI-VIII (Upper Primary Level) Teacher

UPTET English for Class VI-VIII (Upper Primary Level) Teacher


Author : Arihant Experts
Publisher : Arihant Publications India limited
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ISBN : 9351411745
Pages : 270 pages
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Becoming T. S. Eliot

Becoming T. S. Eliot


Author : Jayme Stayer
Publisher : JHU Press
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ISBN : 1421441039
Pages : 360 pages
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"This study offers a rhetorical analysis of how the young T. S. Eliot created a new voice and targeted a modern audience in the poems of his youthful notebook, published in 1996 as Inventions of the March Hare. By following Eliot's artistic development and intellectual maturation, the author explores, by chronological steps, how a young man who writes uninspired doggerel transformed himself-in twenty months-into the author of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.""--


The Waste Land and Other Poems

The Waste Land and Other Poems


Author : T.S. Eliot
Publisher : Broadview Press
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ISBN : 1551119684
Pages : 149 pages
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This volume brings together the full contents of Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), Poems (1920), and The Waste Land (1922), together with an informative introduction and a selection of background materials. Included as well are two of Eliot’s most influential essays, “Tradition and the Individual Talent” (1919) and “The Metaphysical Poets” (1921). As with other volumes in this series, the material appearing here is for the most part drawn from The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, acclaimed as “the new standard” in the field. Appendices include a wide range of contextual materials pertaining to Modernism; writings by Ezra Pound, H.D., and Mina Loy; reviews of The Waste Land; art by Wyndham Lewis; and excerpts from essays by Virginia Woolf and others.


Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Virginia Woolf and Heritage


Author : Jane De Gay
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 1942954425
Pages : 301 pages
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Virginia Woolf was deeply interested in the past - whether literary, intellectual, cultural, political or social - and her writings interrogate it repeatedly. She was also a great tourist and explorer of heritage sites in England and abroad. This book brings together an international team ofworld-class scholars to explore how Woolf engaged with heritage, how she understood and represented it, and how she has been represented by the heritage industry.


The Waste Land and Other Poems

The Waste Land and Other Poems


Author : T. S. Eliot
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 9780142437315
Pages : 148 pages
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A Penguin Classic While recovering from a mental collapse in a Swiss sanitarium in 1921, T. S. Eliot finished what became the definitive poem of the modern condition, one that still casts a large and ominous shadow over twentieth-century poetry. Built upon the imagery of the Grail legend, the Fisher King, and ancient fertility cults, “The Waste Land” is both a poetic diagnosis of an ailing civilization and a desperate quest for spiritual renewal. Through pastiche and collage Eliot unfolds a nightmarish landscape of sexual disorder and spiritual desolation, inhabited by the voice (literary, historical, mythic, contemporary) of an unconscious that is at turns deeply personal and culturally collective. This edition includes “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “Portrait of a Lady,” “Gerontion,” and more. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.