In this brilliant exploration of T.S. Eliot's work, prize-winning poet Raine reveals that an implicit controlling theme--the buried life, or the failure of feeling--unfolds in surprisingly varied ways throughout Eliot's work. He illuminates the paradoxical Eliot--an exacting anti-romantic realist, skeptical of the emotions, yet incessantly troubled by the fear of emotional failure.

T. S. Eliot 2011, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199774173

Trade paperback

T. S. Eliot 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195309935