T.S. Eliot: an imperfect life
W.W. Norton & Co.,
First American edition.
Lyndall Gordon's biographical work on T. S. Eliot has won many dramatic accolades. In this "nuanced, discerning account of a life famously flawed in its search for perfection" (The New Yorker), Gordon captures Eliot's "complex spiritual and artistic history . . . with tact, diligence, and subtlety" (Boston Globe). Drawing on recently discovered letters, she addresses in full the issue of Eliot's anti-Semitism as well as the less-noted issue of his misogyny. Her account "rescues both the poet and the man from the simplifying abstractions that have always been applied to him" (New York Times), and is "definitive but not dogmatic, sympathetic without taking sides. . . . Its voice rings with authority" (Baltimore Sun).
Praised by Cynthia Ozick as "daring, strong, psychologically brilliant", Gordon's study remains true to the mysteries of art as she chronicles the poet's "insistent search for salvation".
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|display_description||"In T. S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life, Gordon brings fascinating new material together in one volume with the best of her earlier work. She draws on scores of recently discovered letters, and addresses in full the issue of Eliot's anti-Semitism as well as the less-noted issue of his misogyny, his "disgust with the flesh in conflict with repressed desires." She also provides an unparalleled portrait of Eliot's first wife, Vivienne, and a compelling exploration of the participation of other women in his work."--BOOK JACKET.|
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|record_details||ils:111476|Book|Books|First American edition.|English|W.W. Norton & Co.,|1998.|xv, 721 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|subject_facet||Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography, Eliot, T. S. -- (Thomas Stearns), -- 1888-1965, Nonfiction, Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography|
|title_display||T.S. Eliot : an imperfect life|
|title_full||T.S. Eliot : an imperfect life / Lyndall Gordon|
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|title_sub||an imperfect life|
|topic_facet||Biography, Critics, Eliot, T. S, Poets, American|