T.S. Eliot’s Christmas Poems

An Essay in Writing-as-Reading and Other “Impossible Unions”

Authors: Atkins, G.

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This is the first full-scale analysis of T.S. Eliot's six "Ariel Poems" as Christmas poems. Through close readings, Atkins argues that these poems considered together emerge as clearly related representations of the "impossible union" that occurred in the Incarnation.

About the authors

G. Douglas Atkins is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kansas, USA, where he taught for 44 years. The winner of several awards for outstanding teaching, he is the author of twenty-one books and co-editor of three others.

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"Written gracefully and engagingly, T.S. Eliot's Christmas Poems creates something akin to narrative drive (clearly absent from most scholarly studies), a progression, journey, to that which is hidden - a mystery (in the most literal sense!) - wherein the reader accompanies Atkins who reveals that which Eliot scholarship has largely missed: the complexity and interdependence of the poems and their distinctive expression of the theological and experiential bases and possibilities of Christmas." - Mark Walters, Oxbridge Chair of English Language and Literature, William Jewell College, USA


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Challenging Critical Orthodoxies, Confronting Binary Oppositions: The Commentator par lui-même

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 1-9

  • The Gift Half Understood, or Eliot’s Ariel Poems: Beyond the Old Dispensation

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 10-17

  • Triumphal March: The Problem Lies in Our Perceiving

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 18-28

  • The Cultivation of Christmas Trees: Through the Eyes of Children (and the Child-like)

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 29-38

  • Journey of the Magi: A Fable of Commentary: With a Second Coming to the Inexhaustible

    Atkins, G. Douglas

    Pages 39-53

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
T.S. Eliot’s Christmas Poems
Book Subtitle
An Essay in Writing-as-Reading and Other “Impossible Unions”
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47912-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137479129
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48570-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50377-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 93
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