T.S. Eliot's literary epigraphs : explications of selected poems

dc.contributor.advisorThornburg, Thomas R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLipartito, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T19:33:36Z
dc.date.available2011-06-03T19:33:36Z
dc.date.created1983en_US
dc.date.issued1983
dc.description.abstractWhile T.S. Eliot's mastery of the literary epigraph has often been noted, few detailed studies of his use of this technique have been attempted. The epigraph is found to be deeply rooted in the poet's fundamental aesthetic and philosophical belief, as revealed by his own critical writings. Similarly, Eliot's use of this poetic device is found to be consistent with the themes and motifs of his pre-Christian poems.Moreover, a close comparative reading of selected poems from the poet's pre-Christian period and the original works from which the epigraphs to these poems are taken demonstrates the internal thematic consistency of this body of work. Reading the poems in this manner reveals the poet's gradual movement from a despairing vision of the human condition toward a vision infused with the hopefulness of the Christian mystery. Such a reading, the study suggests, helps explain Eliot's conversion to Christianity and reconciles apparent conflicts in the poet's life and work.
dc.description.degreeThesis (M.A.)
dc.format.extent97 leaves ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z72 1983 .L57en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-urlhttp://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/393498en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/20.500.14291/182823
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshInscriptions.en_US
dc.subject.otherEliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation.en_US
dc.titleT.S. Eliot's literary epigraphs : explications of selected poemsen_US
dc.title.alternativeTitle on approval sheet: Literary epigraphs of T.S. Elioten_US
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