T.S. Eliot, Anti-semitism, and Literary Form

T.S. Eliot, Anti-semitism, and Literary Form

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Of the many different kinds of anti-Semite, T. S.Eliot was the rarest kind: one who was able to place his anti-Semitism at the service of his art. Anthony Julius's study looks both at the detail of Eliot's deployment of anti-Semitic discourse and at the role it played in his greater literary undertaking. He analyses the anti-Semitic poems and examines the figure of the 'free-thinking Jew' which appears in the prose works, and in conclusion he considers whether Eliot's post-war work made amends for this aspect of his earlier writings.It is to these instances that I now turn. ... in the closing lines of another poem, a#39; what i want to know is / how do you like your blueeyed boy / Mister Deatha#39;, the a#39;ia#39; defers to the greater power of a#39; Mister Death a#39; while at the same time challenging itsanbsp;...

Title:T.S. Eliot, Anti-semitism, and Literary Form
Author:Anthony Julius
Publisher:CUP Archive - 1996


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