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T.S. Eliot Materialized: Literal Meaning and Embodied Truth [Hardcover]

G. Douglas Atkins

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30 Oct 2012
Today, nearly 100 years after the publication of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,' The Sacred Wood, and The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot still suffers from the perception of being difficult to read. In this lively and accessible book, G. Douglas Atkins moves beyond the familiar 'deep' readings and challenges the familiar notion of Eliot as bent on escaping this world for the spiritual world. In line with the poet's own comparative procedures, Atkins reads him literally and laterally, attending to his intra-textuality. By finding meaning in new places, Eliot's commitment to the physical, tangible, sensory world appears beside the spiritual. These original interpretations culminate in the necessary, but seemingly impossible, union of reading, writing, literature, and commentary.

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'Building on Eliot's own theory of lateral reading, G. Douglas Atkins engages in the sort of interpretation that Eliot himself endorsed. A fresh and original approach, Eliot Materialized: Literal Meaning and Embodied Truth changes the way we read the works of T. S. Eliot.'  - Kevin Gardner, Department of English, Baylor University, USA

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Using T.S. Eliot's own theory of reading, this study provides new interpretations of Eliot's oeuvre

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