Publisher description for T.S. Eliot and the concept of tradition / edited by Giovanni Cianci and Jason Hardins.


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T. S. Eliot's reformulation of the idea of literary tradition has been one of the key critical concepts of the twentieth century. In this first book-length reappraisal of tradition, an international team of scholars explores the concept from a variety of theoretical and historical perspectives, including a series of illuminating case studies evaluating Eliot's version of tradition alongside the theories of other major twentieth-century critics. This volume will be of great interest to students of literary theory, modernist studies and intellectual history, initiating a dialogue between Continental and Anglo-American investigations into the nature of literary traditions. Tradition is a concept often viewed by contemporary critics with misunderstanding or even hostility. This book powerfully reaffirms the continuing importance of our artistic and cultural traditions in shaping the past and creating the future.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Eliot, T. S. -- (Thomas Stearns), -- 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Eliot, T. S. -- (Thomas Stearns), -- 1888-1965 -- Influence.
Eliot, T. S. -- (Thomas Stearns), -- 1888-1965 -- Knowledge -- Literature.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- History -- 20th century.
Criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Canon (Literature)
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.