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The Resource Young Eliot : from St. Louis to The Waste Land, Robert Crawford

Young Eliot : from St. Louis to The Waste Land, Robert Crawford

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Young Eliot : from St. Louis to The Waste Land
Title
Young Eliot
Title remainder
from St. Louis to The Waste Land
Statement of responsibility
Robert Crawford
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A groundbreaking new biography of one of the twentieth century's most important poets On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, Robert Crawford presents us with the first volume of a definitive biography of this poetic genius. Young Eliot traces the life of the twentieth century's most important poet from his childhood in St. Louis to the publication of his revolutionary poem The Waste Land. Crawford's depiction of Eliot's childhood--laced with tragedy and shaped by an idealistic, bookish family in which knowledge of saints and martyrs was taken for granted--provides readers with a new understanding of the foundations of some of the most widely read poems in the English language. Meticulously detailed and incisively written, Young Eliot portrays a brilliant, shy, and wounded American who defied his parents' wishes and committed himself to an artistic life as an immigrant in England, creating work that is astonishing in its scope and vulnerability. Quoting extensively from Eliot's poetry and prose as well as drawing on new interviews, archives, and previously undisclosed memoirs, the award-winning biographer Robert Crawford shows how the poet's background in Missouri, Massachusetts, and Paris made him a lightning rod for modernity. Most impressively, Young Eliot reveals the way he accessed his inner life--his anguishes and his fears--and blended them with his omnivorous reading to create his masterpieces "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and The Waste Land. At last, we experience T. S. Eliot in all his tender complexity as student and lover, penitent and provocateur, banker and philosopher--but most of all, Young Eliot shows us as an epoch-shaping poet struggling to make art among personal disasters"--
  • "A biography of T. S. Eliot from his birth in St. Louis in 1888 to his publication of The Waste Land in 1922"--
Summary
On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, Robert Crawford presents us with the first volume of a definitive biography of this poetic genius.Young Eliot traces the life of the twentieth century’s most important poet from his childhood in St. Louis to the publication of his revolutionary poem The Waste Land
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10408745
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Crawford, Robert
Dewey number
  • 821/.912
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3509.L43
LC item number
Z6545 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Poets, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Poets, American
Target audience
adult
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from St. Louis to the waste land
Label
Young Eliot : from St. Louis to The Waste Land, Robert Crawford
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881656324
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374279448
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014047118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881656324
Label
Young Eliot : from St. Louis to The Waste Land, Robert Crawford
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881656324
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374279448
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014047118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881656324

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