T. S. Eliot and the social function of the literary artist in a culture.
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Thesis (M.A.) -- University of Toronto, 1955.

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Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September – 4 January ) was a poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a prominent Boston Brahmin family, he moved to England in at the age of 25 and went on to settle, work and marry there. T S Eliot is of the opinion tradition is the historical sense and not the handing down, or following the ways of the ancient blindly. It cannot be inherited. It can only be achieved with great conscious efforts. An artist’s personal talent must follow a strong background learning of his culture and literature.   About The Literary Criticism of T.S. Eliot. In his time T.S. Eliot established a new critical orthodoxy by which no major modern critic in England or America remained unaffected, but a decade has passed since his death and a generation or more since his extraordinary influence was at its height. II. Eliot’s response to Arnold’s literary theory 1. Different views on poetry 2. Two positions towards the function of literature Eliot’s critique on Arnold’s function of literature as criticism of life 3. The comprehension of morals 4. Different perceptions of history. III. Eliot’s response to Arnold’s literary 2/5(31).

  “Poetry is a constant reminder of all the things that can only be said in one language, and are untranslatable.” T.S. Eliot. Seeing as this is the blog’s first post, it seems appropriate to begin with a look at why poetry matters to people and peoples, to societies as well as individuals. 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.".   Earlier generations of scholars did consider the issue on occasion, as in M.H. Abrams in Natural Surpernaturalism (), or T.S. Eliot, in his early essays on literary criticism. But these critics by and large limited themselves exclusively to English literature, and mainly poetry at that. T. S. Eliot's Concept of Impersonality in the Literary Work T.S. Eliot remarks about poetry being "not the expression of a personality, but an escape from personality." The artist's mind keeps forming new compounds, but he remains separate in the whole process of creation. The man that suffers is.

T.S. Eliot, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is one of the giants of modern literature, highly distinguished as a poet, literary critic, dramatist, and editor and publisher. In and , while still a college student, he wrote “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and.   According to Lamos, Eliot's fidelity to patriarchal tradition was possible only by silencing the voice of his mother. In her words, his [Eliot's] faithfulness to patriarchal traditions, in both his poetry and his life, was possible only through the violent abjection of the most powerful single influence upon his work--his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, together with her substitutes.   Selected prose of T.S. Eliot Item Preview remove-circle The idea of a Christian society () -- from: Notes towards the defense of culture () Thirty-one of Eliot's most influential critical essays on general literary topics, individual authors, and social and religious themes are edited in their entirety or in substantial extract by Pages: T.S. Eliot's 'Tradition and the Individual Talent". How do these ideas relate to Eliot's Career, the Development of Modernism and wider Modernist Literature and Culture? "[ ] the historical sense compels a man to write not merely with his own generation in his bones, but with a.