The Art of T.S. Eliot

The Art of T S Eliot None

  • Title: The Art of T.S. Eliot
  • Author: Helen Louise Gardner
  • ISBN: 9780571085279
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. What a beautiful work of literary criticism! Gardner guides us through Eliot's poetic works, beginning and ending with his crowning offering, "Four Quartets."She writes: "I believe 'Four Quartets' is Mr. Elliot's masterpiece and that it contains more fully than any of this earlier works the poetic solution of his peculiar problems as a poet, problems which arise partly from his own temperament, and partly from the conditions under which he has had to write. I shall therefore began by considering [...]

    2. T. S. Eliot himself once said that he did not fully understand what he had written until he read Helen Gardner's book about his poetry and drama. The same, then, is obviously true of anyone approaching the poetry and drama of Eliot. Until you have read Gardner, you are missing something -- a great something. Gardner begins with the Four Quartets and explores Eliot's entire corpus up to 1949, including his greatest works (arguably) the Waste Land and Murder in the Cathedral. Without taking the la [...]

    3. World-class Eliot criticism. Astounding in its insight. The final chapter opens up Four Quartets like nothing else I've read.

    4. Despite having read and re-read Four Quartets and The Waste Land so many times over the past twenty and more years, my understanding of them remains limited. It's still limited after reading this excellent book by Helen Gardner (written not long after Eliot had finished Little Gidding) but it is undoubtedly richer and my appreciation for the structure and complexity of the Four Quartets has increased no end.

    5. Based on articles and lectures, this book provides a readable and useful account of T. S. Eliot’s poems and plays, with particular attention to Four Quartets. Helen Gardner brings in Eliot’s own pronouncements on poetry where appropriate, and argues for “a fundamental unity” of all his work. Attention to meter and patterns of imagery helps an understanding of what Eliot does with the quartet form, as the chapter on music discusses each of the four in detail. Gardner notes that knowledge [...]

    6. its very well written,well reserached arguments and basically engaging lectures, i mean its very thought provoking and i would recommend using it to annote and write lots of notes and going back forth with the text which i didn't do, the content is amazing. well worth investing in if you liked/own the four quartets.

    7. A challenging read, but really helped to illuminate The Four Quartets for me and helped me to appreciate them even more.

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