Friday, 25 October 2013

Eliot: Thoughts & Perspectives, Volume Seven

T. S. ELIOT (1888-1965) was one of the great poets and critics of the twentieth century. His best-known works include The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1917), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) and the Four Quartets (1945). However, Eliot was also an opinionated social commentator who wrote about the ills of modern society and books such as After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy (1934), The Idea of a Christian Society (1939) and Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1948) offer a radical framework for a traditional English revival. A friend of both Ezra Pound (1885-1972) and Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), Eliot often used his poetic talent to expose the growing menace of finance and for that he was wrongly accused of 'anti-Semitism'. This book explores the true side of Eliot's character and attempts to look at the real meaning behind his much-admired contribution to European literature. The contributors include Troy Southgate, Mariella Shearer, K. R. Bolton and Jonathan Bowden.

March 2012, Black Front Press, paperback, 150pp. Cover Designed by Jeff Harrison.
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