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T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide

by David E. Chinitz

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Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English


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Number of Pages274
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Open LibraryOL7415799M
ISBN 100226104184
ISBN 109780226104188

It was probably because I had such high expectations, but when the author is T. S. Eliot one cannot avoid high expectations. In addition, I had read a lot of hype about the book from conservative intellectuals who had found great meaning in Eliot's essays. I really wanted to like it. And, okay, I like it/5.   Students will find it invaluable—and so will their teachers."—David Chinitz, author of T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide “This book will take its place as the standard edition of one of the most important documents of twentieth-century literature in English.”—Ronald Bush, Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature, Oxford University.

T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land is often considered to be the most important poem written in English in the twentieth century. The poem dramatically shattered old patterns of form and style, proposed a new paradigm for poetry and poetic thought, demanded recognition from all literary quarters, and changed the ways in which it was possible to approach, read, or write poetry.   "Revisiting The Waste Land will be an indispensable text for future readers of Eliot’s groundbreaking poem, for both its exhilarating scholarly revelations and its energizing recovery of the poem’s original uncanniness."—David Chinitz, author of .

T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide () David E. Chinitz. The Birth of Modernism: Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, and the Occult () Leon Surette. Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot () Carole Seymour-Jones. T. S. Eliot and Our Turning World () Ed. Jewel Spears Brooker.   Discover Book Depository's huge selection of David E Chinitz books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. T.S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide. David E. Chinitz. 17 Feb Paperback. US$ Add to basket. 8% off. A Companion to T. S. Eliot. David E. Chinitz.


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T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide by David E. Chinitz Download PDF EPUB FB2

The modernist poet T. Eliot has been applauded and denounced for decades as a staunch champion of high art and an implacable opponent of popular T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide book. But Eliot’s elitism was never what it seemed. Eliot and the Cultural Divide refurbishes this great writer for the twenty-first century, presenting him as the complex figure he was, an artist attentive not only to literature.

Eliot and the Cultural Divide refurbishes this great writer for the twenty-first century, presenting him as the complex figure he was, an artist attentive not only to literature but to detective fiction, vaudeville theater, jazz, and the songs of Tin Pan Alley.5/5(2).

Eliot and the Cultural Divide represents this great writer as the complex figure he was, an artist attentive not only to literature but also to detective fiction, vaudeville theater, But Eliot's elitism was never what it seemed/5(1).

T.S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide. By David E. Chinitz. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, pp. $ cloth; $ paper. This is an impressive and important book. It peels off the. mummifying bandages of received notions of T. Eliot as the high guardian of High Culture to reveal a vibrant, far more complex.

The modernist poet T. Eliot has been applauded and denounced for decades as a staunch champion of high art and an implacable opponent of popular culture. But Eliot's elitism was never what it seemed.

Eliot and the Cultural Divide refurbishes this great writer for the twenty-first century, presenting him as the complex figure he was, an artist attentive not only to literature. T.S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide refurbishes this great writer for the twenty-first century, presenting him as the complex figure he was, an artist attentive not only to literature but to detective fiction, vaudeville theater, jazz, and the songs of Tin Pan Alley.\" \"David Chinitz argues that Eliot was productively engaged with popular.

Get this from a library. T.S. Eliot and the cultural divide. [David Chinitz] -- "The modernist poet T.S. Eliot has been applauded and denounced for decades as a staunch champion of high art and an implacable opponent of popular culture.

But Eliot's elitism was never what it. For decades T. Eliot has been applauded and denounced as a staunch champion of high art and an implacable opponent of popular culture.

But Eliot's elitism was never what it seemed. Eliot and the Cultural Divide represents this great writer as the complex figure he was, an Pages: After the death of T. Eliot inhis reputation as a poet and critic, once stratospheric, began a long descent, abetted by the postmodernist attack on modernism, of which Eliot ranked as a canonical exemplar.

In recent years, Eliot's reputation has begun to revive. David E. Chinitz' book is a remarkable contribution to this revival.5/5. Buy T. Eliot and the Cultural Divide New edition by David E.

Chinitz (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2). But Eliot's elitism was never what it seemed. Eliot and the Cultural Divide refurbishes this great writer for the twenty-first century, presenting him as the complex figure he was, an artist attentive not only to literature but to detective fiction, vaudeville theater, jazz, and the songs of Tin Pan Alley/5(7).

What David Chinitz has done in his important new book is show that, pace cultural studies critics,whose privileging of the popular over the aesthetic has helped render Eliot unfashionable. Eliot was in fact passionately interested in popular culture, and it was this very interest that led him to abandon poetry in favor of verse drama.

Sweeney Agonistes by T.S. Eliot was his first attempt at writing a verse drama although he was unable to complete the piece. In and he separately published two scenes from this attempt and then collected them in in a small book under the title Sweeney Agonistes: Fragments of an Aristophanic scenes are frequently performed together as a Place premiered: Vassar College.

David E. Chinitz, Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, is the author of T. Eliot and the Cultural Divide () and Which Sin to Bear?Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes (). He is currently first vice president of the Modernist Studies Association and past president of the T.

Eliot Society. T.S. Eliot June, Published in The Dial magazine July, About the work: In and T.S. Eliot was the London correspondent to The Dial magazine published in New York by his Milton Academy and Harvard University schoolmate Scofield Dial published eight letters written by Eliot about the cultural scene in England.

Although Eliot continued to have. The title of my talk today may strike some of you as curious, if not confused. One recognizes the name of the Nobel-prize-winning Anglo-American poet and critic, T.S.

Eliot; one may recall also that, late in his career, he published a small book entitled Notes Toward the Definition of Culture (). But the phrase, “Culture and Anarchy” belongs to a different author altogether. David E. Chinitz is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago and President of the Modernist Studies Association.

His publications include A Companion to T.S. Eliot (), T. Eliot and the Cultural Divide (), and Which Sin To Bear?Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes (), as well as a range of articles in such journals as Callaloo, American. David Chinitz warms to this theme in the introduction to T.S.

Eliot and the Cultural Divide (), quoting Cynthia Ozick's judgment that “by the close of the Eighties, only ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ appears to have survived the indifference of the schools” (Ozick 4). 1 Ozick's assessment is by: 2. "As a resource for both scholars and students the book is very strong, and stand-out contributions come from John Xiros Cooper, on Eliot's social critiques (pp.

), and John Timberman Newcomb's reconsideration of Eliot's influence as an editor (pp. ), in which he notes the sometimes overlooked role Eliot played not only in British modernism but also, with Pound, in Format: Hardcover.

Abstract. Eliot was fond of adopting animal personae. Many people know that Eliot wrote Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, if only because it served as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical scholars have considered the possum persona and its implications, 1 other animal personae in Eliot’s oeuvre have received less : Emily Essert.

(T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide by David E. Chinitz,p. ) - Andrew Loyd Webber's musical Cats is based on fourteen poems of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The original production opened at the New London Theatre, in the West End on TV film inproduced by Really Useful Films, directed by.

Reflecting the surge of critical interest in Eliot renewed in recent years, A Companion to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators by examining the full body of his works and career.

Leading scholars in the field provide a fresh and fully comprehensive collection of Pages: Chinitz, David. Publisher's web site for T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide (U of Chicago Press, ).

"The modernist poet T. S. Eliot has been applauded and denounced for decades as a staunch champion of high art and an implacable opponent of popular culture. But Eliot's elitism was never what it seemed.".