T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life

T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life by Lyndall Gordon epub pdf fb2

Title: T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life
Author: Lyndall Gordon
ISBN10: 0393320936
ISBN13: 978-0393320930
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (December 1999)
Language: English
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Size PDF: 1669 kb
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Rating: 3.8/5
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Pages: 752 pages
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T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life by Lyndall Gordon


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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" (The 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."