T.S. Eliot and the Failure to Connect

Satire on Modern Misunderstandings

Authors: Atkins, G.

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Here, G. Douglas Atkins offers a fresh new reading of the past century's most famous poem in English, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land (1922). Using a comparatist approach that is both intra-textual and inter-textual, this book is a bold analysis of satire of modern forms of misunderstanding.

About the authors

G. Douglas Atkins is a Professor of English at the University of Kansas, USA. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including Reading T.S. Eliot: 'Four Quartets' and the Journey Towards Understanding; T.S. Eliot and the Essay; On the Familiar Essay; Challenging Academic Orthodoxies; Literary Paths to Religious Understanding: Essays on Dryden, Pope, Keats, George Eliot, Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and E.B. White; and Swift's Satires on Modernism. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including NEH, the Mellon Foundation, and American Council of Learned Societies; has received several awards for teaching; and was the winner of the Kenyon Review's prize for literary excellence in nonfiction prose.

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"Riddled with such dense and literary food for thought in its entirety, T. S. Eliot and the Failure to Connect is an exceptional book in that it really does hone in on the subject matter of its title. I've read a number of books on literary criticism that pertain to do the same, yet do everything BUT. To be sure, having reached the end of the book, I almost felt compelled to start reading it all over again; and there really aren't that many books within the genre I can say that about. Indeed, if you like T. S. Eliot, or are in anyway (still) perplexed with regards the complex, albeit sublime The Waste Land, then this book comes highly, highly recommended." - David Marx


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Vanity of Human Wishes

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 1-10

  • “Two and two, necessarye coniunction”: Toward Amalgamating the Disparate

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 11-17

  • “He Do the [Poet] in Different Voices”: Eyes, You, and I in “The Hollow Men”

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 18-25

  • “The End of All Our Exploring”: The Gift Half Understood and

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 26-35

  • Voices Hollow and Plaintive, Unattended and Peregrine: Hints and Guesses in

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 36-48

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
T.S. Eliot and the Failure to Connect
Book Subtitle
Satire on Modern Misunderstandings
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36469-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137364692
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37574-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47740-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 76
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