Eliot's Dark Angel: Intersections of Life and Art by Ronald Schuchard

By Ronald Schuchard

Schuchard's severe learn attracts upon formerly unpublished and uncollected fabrics in displaying how Eliot's own voice works throughout the sordid, the bawdy, the blasphemous, and the awful to create a different ethical global and the single thought of ethical feedback in English literature. The ebook additionally erodes traditional attitudes towards Eliot's highbrow and non secular improvement, exhibiting how early and constantly his classical and non secular sensibility manifests itself in his poetry and feedback. The publication examines his analyzing, his educating, his bawdy poems, and his life-long appeal to song halls and different modes of pop culture to teach the complicated relation among highbrow biography and artwork.

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Thus, when Eliot reviewed Symons's translation and criticism of Baudelaire in 1927, he declared that it revealed little about Baudelaire and much about the religious "childishness" of the 1890s—and of the 1900s as well: What is right in Mr. Symons's account is the impression it gives that Baudelaire was primarily occupied with religious values. What is wrong is the childish attitude of the 'nineties toward religion, the belief—which is no more than the game of children dressing up and playing at being grown-ups—that there is a religion of Evil, or Vice, or Sin.

Reasons for joining the Church of Rome. His thought. Style. Read: Apologia, Idea of a University. VI. Dickens Reasons for his greatness. Comparison with earlier novelists and humorists. Development of his work. Plot and situation. Examination of some of his characters. Influence, especially in Russia. Read: Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Bleak House. 34 Eliot's Dark Angel VII. Thackeray Contrast with Dickens. Education. Influences upon his style. Satire and sentiment. Characterisation. The historical novel.

Read: Apologia, Idea of a University. VI. Dickens Reasons for his greatness. Comparison with earlier novelists and humorists. Development of his work. Plot and situation. Examination of some of his characters. Influence, especially in Russia. Read: Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Bleak House. 34 Eliot's Dark Angel VII. Thackeray Contrast with Dickens. Education. Influences upon his style. Satire and sentiment. Characterisation. The historical novel. The novel of society. Comparison with other novelists' handling of similar material.

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