Ronald Bush

T. S. Eliot, a Study in Character and Style

Copyright © 1984 by Oxford University Press, Inc.

The blurb for the book:

In this major new study, Ronald Bush explores the complex relationship between the life and work of T. S. Eliot and argues that Eliot's character was torn by the same conflict that charged his greatest poetry: an almost unbearable tension between romantic yearning and intellectual detachment. Skillfully combining biography and literary analysis, Bush examines Eliot's development from "Prufrock" and The Waste Land through Four Quartets and demostrates how Eliot's struggle for personal and artistic honesty set a standard for twentieth-century writing.

Ronald Bush, Professor of English at the California Institute of Technology, is the author of The Genesis of Ezra Pound's Cantos.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Bush, Ronald
T. S. Eliot, a study in character and style.
Bibliography: p.
Includes index.
1. Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
2. Poets, American--20th century--Biography. I. Title
PS3509.L43Z6466     1983     821'.912     83-4259
ISBN 0-19-503376-0
ISBN 0-19-503726-X (pbk.)

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