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The Resource T.S. Eliot and the poetics of evolution : sub/versions of classicism, culture, and progress, Lois A. Cuddy

T.S. Eliot and the poetics of evolution : sub/versions of classicism, culture, and progress, Lois A. Cuddy

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T.S. Eliot and the poetics of evolution : sub/versions of classicism, culture, and progress
Title
T.S. Eliot and the poetics of evolution
Title remainder
sub/versions of classicism, culture, and progress
Statement of responsibility
Lois A. Cuddy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cuddy examines how the nineteenth-century union of evolution, history, and myth became Eliot's definition of the Western Tradition from Homer to the present. Homer's Odyssey and the tradition it inspired became one of Eliot's most successful paradigms for historical re/vision of women, father/son relationships, cultural evolution, time, and poet's struggle with words." "Guided by Eliot's own allusions and references to specific authors and historical moments, Cuddy adds a feminist, cultural, and intertextual perspective to the familiar critical interpretations of Eliot's work in order to reread poems and plays through nineteenth-century ideologies and knowledge set against our own time. By considering the implications and consequences of Eliot's culturally approved assumptions, this study further reveals how Eliot was trapped between the idea of Evolution as a unifying project and the reality of his own and his culture's hierarchical (and fragmenting) beliefs about class, gender, religion, and race. Cuddy concludes by exploring how this conflict undermined Eliot's mission of unity and influenced his (and Modernism's) place in history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cuddy, Lois A
Dewey number
821/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3509.L43
LC item number
Z658 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Literature and science
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Evolution in literature
  • Poetics
  • Literature and science
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Literature and science
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Poetics
  • Darwin, Charles
Label
T.S. Eliot and the poetics of evolution : sub/versions of classicism, culture, and progress, Lois A. Cuddy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Re/Constructions of Evolution: From Science and Culture of Cosmic Theories of Unity -- 2. The Homeric Tradition: Paradigm for Cultural and Personal Evolution -- 3. Intertextuality and the De/Construction of Tradition: "Portrait of a Lady" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" -- 4. Darwinian "Descent with Modification": Transforming the Heroic Tradition in "Gerontion" and The Waste Land -- 5. The Evolution of Gender Relations: From Homer's Penelope to Eliot's Monica -- 6. Disintegrating Archetypes of Father-Son Unity: The Sadness of Progress Subverted -- 7. Traps of Culture and Conditioning: The Evolutionist Ideology of Advanced and Primitive Races
Control code
41326634
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780838754221
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99027226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
T.S. Eliot and the poetics of evolution : sub/versions of classicism, culture, and progress, Lois A. Cuddy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Re/Constructions of Evolution: From Science and Culture of Cosmic Theories of Unity -- 2. The Homeric Tradition: Paradigm for Cultural and Personal Evolution -- 3. Intertextuality and the De/Construction of Tradition: "Portrait of a Lady" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" -- 4. Darwinian "Descent with Modification": Transforming the Heroic Tradition in "Gerontion" and The Waste Land -- 5. The Evolution of Gender Relations: From Homer's Penelope to Eliot's Monica -- 6. Disintegrating Archetypes of Father-Son Unity: The Sadness of Progress Subverted -- 7. Traps of Culture and Conditioning: The Evolutionist Ideology of Advanced and Primitive Races
Control code
41326634
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780838754221
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99027226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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