As New in J As New jacket. 8vo Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xv, 354 (2) pp, acknowledgments, conventions of reference, Introduction: Eliot, Postmodernism, and the Revaluation of Romanticism; 1. Paradigms: "Tradition and the Individual talent, " "Literary History and Literary Modernity"; "Rhapsody on a Windy Night" and Prospopoeia; " A Game of Chess" and Little Gidding": Ghosts of Past Writing; "Mathew Arnold": The Auditory Imagination. 2. On Imagination, Allegory, and Wit: The Romantics and Dryden on "Imagination"; Dissociation, Allegory, and Deferral; Dante and Analogical Thinking; Wit as Process and Product; The Metaphysical Poets; Citation, Revenge, and Writing: "Tradition and the Individual Talent" and "Philip Massinger". 3. Echoes and Reverberations, Preludes and Mortality Odes: Antielegiac Stanzas and Fragmented Monologues; Elegy and Revenge, Voice and Writing; Echo and Echolalia in The Waste Land; Ash-Wednesday as Mortality Ode. 4. Writing as Heraclitean Process--Four Quartets and the Fragments of the Past: Writing, History, and the Conjoining of Fragments; "Little Gidding" 3: Indifference and the Process of Reading Four Quartets; Four Quartets as Garden of Forking; Paths and Heraclitean River; Wit and the Limits of Language; "Midwinter spring" and Aesthetic Creations; abbreviations, notes, index. First Edition, 1991. "Taking issue with descriptions of Eliot as a late Romantic, elegiac poet or as a Paterian poet of experience, the author links Eliot to anti-Romantic and antielegiac literary forms typified by revenge tragedy. As he questions readings of Eliot's poetry that emphasize a self's quest for identity, he finds instead a thoroughgoing dissolving of the self's certainties and its uncertainties in Eliot's writings. The author demonstrates that Eliot's alternative to Romantic conceptions of imagination and fancy and his preference for wit resemble the deconstructive redefining of allegory's relation to symbol. And he describes the processes of reading that Eliot's styles encourge in ways that align them more with contemporary texts." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with silver lettering to spine, and matching blue endpapers. ~Click on BOOKSTORES to browse our extensive listings of similar titles in Literary Criticism~
Very Good+, Very Good+ 8VO, 354+ pgs., Hardcover. Hardcover: Slate Blue cloth binding with title in silver on spine. Dark blue paste-downs and endpapers are spotless. Double-page title, text pages printed on matte paper are crisp and clean. Nice tight binding. Very nice dust jacket has minor edgewear and rubbing. Desirable copy in protective mylar.
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