Mastery and Escape: T.S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism

Mastery and Escape: T.S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism

Mastery and Escape: T.S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism

Mastery and Escape: T.S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism

Synopsis

This book examines modernism as a cultural and literary phenomenon. It distinguishes between two groups of modernists, one consisting mostly of exiles and characterised by internationalism and intellectual complexity, the other comprising primarily artists who consciously resist the aesthetic and political tendencies of the first group. The focus here is on the first group, and more particularly, on T.S. Eliot. Included are chapters on Mallarme and Hulme and extended discussions of Yeats and Joyce. In the social sciences, special attention is given to Frazer, Freud, and F.H. Bradley. Viewing modernism as an ideological term, the text evaluates contending theories, including those of Jeffrey Perl and of Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar.
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