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T.S. Eliot and the use of memory

This book explores poetry of T.S. Eliot and three plays, Sweeney Agonistes, The Family Reunion, and The Cocktail Party, in the light of his responses to his cultural tradition. The concept of memory, as an acknowledgment both of a cultural heritage and of its availability for original works of mind and imagination, unifies this study by Grover Smith. Eliot was tradition-oriented, drawing upon various cultures - primitive, Indic, European, and American - for poetic inspiration and models. By education, he was multicultural in a thoroughly legitimate sense
Print Book, English, ©1996
Bucknell University Press ; Associated University Presses, Lewisburg, London, ©1996
Criticism, interpretation, etc
186 pages ; 24 cm
9780838753286, 0838753280
Democratic tradition and Eliots transforming talent
The ghost of Poe
Thefascination of Hamlet
Rattling the bones in the waste land
Eliot's poetic process: Barrie, Bennett, Huxley
From "Burnt Norton" to "East Coker": The passing of the unified sensibility
Yeats, Eliot, and the use of memory
Eliot and the Shamans
Eliot the classicist