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T. S. Eliot

Poet, Playwright, Author (26-Sep-1888 — 4-Jan-1965)


Peter Ackroyd. T. S. Eliot: A Life. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1984. 400pp.

Keith Alldritt. Modernism in the Second World War: The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Basil Bunting and Hugh MacDiarmid. New York: Peter Lang. 1990. 121pp.

Robert J. Andreach. Studies in Structure: The Stages of the Spiritual Life in Four Modern Authors: G. M. Hopkins, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot and Hart Crane. Fordham University Press. 1965. 177pp.

Rebecca Beasley. Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T. S. Eliot, T. E. Hulme, Ezra Pound. Routledge. 2007. 144pp.

Bernard Bergonzi. T. S. Eliot. New York: MacMillan. 1972. 208pp.

Ronald Bush. T. S. Eliot: A Study in Character and Style. Oxford University Press. 1983. 287pp.

Ronald Bush. T. S. Eliot: The Modernist in History. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 192pp.

Robert H. Canary. T. S. Eliot: The Poet and His Critics. Chicago: American Library Association. 1982. 392pp.

William M. Chace. The Political Identities of Ezra Pound & T. S. Eliot. Stanford University Press. 1973. 238pp.

Donald J. Childs. From Philosophy to Poetry: T. S. Eliot's Study of Knowledge and Experience. New York: Palgrave Macmillan/Athlone. 2001. 223pp.

John Xiros Cooper. T. S. Eliot and the Ideology of Four Quartets. Cambridge University Press. 1995. 256pp.

Lois A. Cuddy. T. S. Eliot and the Poetics of Evolution: Sub-Versions of Classicism, Culture and Progress. Bucknell University Press. 2000.

Denis Donoghue. Words Alone: The Poet T. S. Eliot. Yale University Press. 2000. 352pp.

Elizabeth Drew. T. S. Eliot: The Design of his Poetry.. Scribners. 1949. 216pp.

Maud Ellmann. The Poetics of Impersonality: T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. Harvard University Press. 1988. 207pp.

Anthony Flinn. Approaching Authority: Transpersonal Gestures in the Poetry of Yeats, Eliot, and Williams. Bucknell University Press. 1997. 236pp.

Northrop Frye. T. S. Eliot. Chicago: Oliver and Boyd. 1963. 106pp.

Donald Gallup. A Bibliographical Check-List of the Writings of T.S. Eliot, Including His Contributions to Periodicals and Translations of His Work Into Foreign Languages. Yale University Library. 1947. 126pp. Revised 1969.

Helen Gardner. The Art of T. S. Eliot. London: Cresset Press. 1949. 186pp.

Nancy K. Gish. Time in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot: A Study in Structure and Theme. London: Macmillan/Barnes & Noble. 1981. 150pp.

Nancy K. Gish; Cassandra Laity (editors). Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 278pp.

Lyndall Gordon. Eliot's Early Years. Oxford University Press. 1977. 174pp.

Lyndall Gordon. Eliot's New Life. Oxford University Press. 1988. 356pp.

Lyndall Gordon. T. S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life. New York: W. W. Norton. 1999. 721pp.

Piers Gray. T. S. Eliot's Intellectual and Poetic Development, 1909-1922. Sussex, England: Harvester Press. 1982. 273pp.

Alan Holder. Three Voyages in Search of Europe: A Study of Henry James, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot. University of Pennsylvania. 1966.

S. S. Hoskot. T. S. Eliot: His Mind and Personality. Folcroft. 1976. 297pp.

Herbert Howarth. Notes on Some Figures Behind T. S. Eliot. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1964.

Gregory S. Jay. T. S. Eliot and the Poetics of Literary History. Louisiana State University Press. 1983. 248pp.

Anthony Julius. T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism and Literary Form. Cambridge University Press. 1996.

Hugh Kenner. T. S. Eliot: The Invisible Poet. New York: McDowell, Obolensky. 1959. 366pp.

Hugh Kenner (editor). Twentieth Century Interpretations of T. S. Eliot: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice Hall. 1962. 192pp.

Russell Kirk. Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot's Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century. New York: Random House. 1971. 462pp.

William Turner Levy; Victor Scherle. Affectionately, T. S. Eliot: The Story of a Friendship: 1947-1965. London: J. M. Dent and Sons. 1969. 148pp.

A. Walton Litz (editor). Eliot in His Time: Essays on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of The Waste Land. Princeton University Press. 1973. 196pp.

Mildred Martin. A Half-Century of Eliot Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles in English, 1916-1965. Bucknell University Press. 1972.

T. S. Matthews. Great Tom: Notes Towards the Definition of T. S. Eliot. New York: Harper & Row. 1974. 219pp.

F. O. Matthiessen. The Achievement of T. S. Eliot: An Essay on the Nature of Poetry. Oxford University Press. 1935. 159pp.

James E. Miller. T. S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet. Pennsylvania State University Press. 2005.

Marion Montgomery. T. S. Eliot: An Essay on the American Magus. University of Georgia Press. 1969. 97pp.

Paul Morrison. Poetics of Fascism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Paul de Man. Oxford University Press. 1996. 186pp.

Michael North. The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 241pp.

Jeffrey M. Perl. Skepticism and Modern Enmity: Before and After Eliot. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1989. 256pp.

F. B. Pinion. A T. S. Eliot Companion: Life And Works. London: Macmillan. 1986.

M. Bernetta Quinn. Metamorphic Tradition in Modern Poetry: Essays on the Work of Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, Hart Crane, Randall Jarrell and William Butler Yeats. Rutgers University Press. 1955. 263pp.

Burton Raffel. T. S. Eliot. Dulles, VA: Frederick Ungar. 1982.

Balachandra Rajan (editor). T. S. Eliot: A Study of his Writing by Several Hands. London: Dennis Dobson. 1949. 153pp.

Balachandra Rajan. The Overwhelming Question: A Study of the Poetry of T. S. Eliot. University of Toronto Press. 1976. 153pp.

Christopher Ricks. T. S. Eliot and Prejudice. London: Faber & Faber. 1988. 290pp.

John Paul Riquelme. Harmony of Dissonances: T.S. Eliot, Romanticism, and Imagination. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1990. 354pp.

Macha L. Rosenthal. Sailing into the Unknown: Yeats, Pound, and Eliot. Oxford University Press. 1978. 224pp.

Elisabeth Schneider. T. S. Eliot: The Pattern in the Carpet. University of California Press. 1975. 226pp.

Ronald Schuchard. Eliot's Dark Angel: Intersections of Life and Art. Oxford University Press. 1999. 284pp.

Sanford Schwartz. The Matrix of Modernism: Pound, Eliot, and Early Twentieth-Century Thought. Princeton University Press. 1985. 235pp.

Robert Sencourt. T. S. Eliot: A Memoir. London: Garnstone. 1971. 191pp.

Carole Seymour-Jones. Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot, First Wife of T. S. Eliot, Their Marriage and the Long-Suppressed Truth about Her Influence on His Genius. New York: Doubleday. 2002.

Tony Sharpe. T. S. Eliot: A Literary Life. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1991. 189pp.

Eric Sigg. The American T. S.Eliot: A Study Of The Early Writings. Cambridge University Press. 1989. 269pp.

Louis Simpson. The Lives and Works of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and William Carlos Williams. New York: William Morrow. 1975. 373pp.

Carol H. Smith. T. S. Eliot's Dramatic Theory and Practice. Princeton University Press. 1963. 251pp.

Grover Smith, Jr.. T. S. Eliot's Poetry and Plays: A Study in Sources and Meaning. University of Chicago Press. 1950. 338pp.

Grover Smith, Jr.. T. S. Eliot and the Use of Memory. London: Associated University Presses. 1996. 186pp.

John Soldo. The Tempering of T. S. Eliot. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press. 1983.

David Spurr. Conflicts in Consciousness: T.S. Eliot's Poetry and Criticism. University of Illinois Press. 1984. 136pp.

Leon Surette. The Birth of Modernism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats and the Occult. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1994.

Noriko Takeda. A Flowering Word: The Modernist Expression in Stephane Mallarme, T. S. Eliot, and Yosano Akiko. Peter Lang. 2000. 172pp.

Allen Tate (editor). T. S. Eliot: The Man and His Work. London: Chatto & Windus. 1967. 400pp.

Frederick Tomlin. T. S. Eliot: A Friendship. Routledge. 1988. 240pp.

Leonard Unger. T. S. Eliot: Moments and Patterns. University of Minnesota Press. 1967. 196pp.

Floyd C. Watkins. Flesh and the Word: Eliot, Hemingway, Faulkner. Vanderbilt University Press. 1971. 282pp.

George Williamson. A Reader's Guide to T. S. Eliot: A Poem-By-Poem Analysis. New York: The Noonday Press. 1953. 248pp.


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