T.S. Eliot and the Failure to Connect
Satire on Modern Misunderstandings
|Publication Date||August 2013|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
This stimulating and provocative book focuses on the failure to connect that T.S. Eliot saw setting in during the seventeenth century. With special attention to The Waste Land and 'Gerontion,' G. Douglas Atkins shows that Eliot roundly satirized modern misunderstandings and urges readers to make the connections that the "wastelanders" fail to make. Thus, a new approach to reading Eliot opens up, based on suggestions he himself made in the prose and enacted in the poetry.