Discovering Modernism: T.S. Eliot and His Context

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A study of a literary success, and the forces that combine to create a successful literary movement, Discovering Modernism places T.S. Eliot in his cultural context to discover why his poetry and criticism answered the needs of a particular moment. Menand's analysis, which includes a reevaluation of the influence of Eliot's doctoral dissertation in philosophy on his later work, yields fresh readings of some familiar features of Eliot's style--the use of literary allusion, the valorization of "tradition," the critical ...

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