The Resource T.S. Eliot : an essay on the American magus, by Marion Montgomery

T.S. Eliot : an essay on the American magus, by Marion Montgomery

Label
T.S. Eliot : an essay on the American magus
Title
T.S. Eliot
Title remainder
an essay on the American magus
Statement of responsibility
by Marion Montgomery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This brilliantly allusive and gracefully written study is focused on T. S. Eliot's developing commitment to Christianity, but the essay is by no means procrustean or reductive in its strategies, nor is it theological. Montgomery shows how Eliot's intellectual and emotional uneasiness in the early poems is reflected in such technical devices as point of view and imagery. The questions of the poem's voice and the poet's mask (which are often ironic in nature) become less pressing as time goes on, and finally Eliot comes to a dynamic stillness--a frozen point in the sea of change that is variously called nature, history, and society. This stillness embodies the poet's rendering of Christian incarnation--the Word within the word. The author finds too that Eliot's imagery grows richer during the progress of his spiritual journey. As the imagery becomes more religious it also grows more complex and more concrete
  • Eliot in the end decides the poet's personal struggle to know his world is more important than the poetry which "does not matter," as he says in East Coker. Paradoxically the poetry of T. S. Eliot takes on an increasingly classical quality as it steadily becomes more personal and Christian. Montgomery accordingly shows how Eliot ultimately arrives "where he started and sees the place for the first time."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montgomery, Marion
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3509.L43
  • PR6009.L7
LC item number
  • Z787 1970
  • Z787
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Eliot
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Eliot, Thomas S
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Christentum
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
Label
T.S. Eliot : an essay on the American magus, by Marion Montgomery
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 97 pages
Isbn
9780820302324
Lccn
76090551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00080981
  • (OCoLC)ocm00080981
Label
T.S. Eliot : an essay on the American magus, by Marion Montgomery
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 97 pages
Isbn
9780820302324
Lccn
76090551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00080981
  • (OCoLC)ocm00080981

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...