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Eliot Possessed By Vinnie-Marie D'Ambrosio

Eliot Possessed
by Vinnie-Marie D'Ambrosio

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Traces T.S. Eliot's first discovery of Edward Fitzgerald's "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" and its subsequent influence on his poetry - his first reading of the work was, he later said, "like a sudden conversion; the world appeared anew, painted with bright, delicious and painful colours".
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Eliot Possessed: T.S.Eliot and Fitzgerald's "Rubaiyat" by Vinnie-Marie D'Ambrosio

At first glance few literary lineages might seem less likely than one connecting the foremost experimental poet of the 20th century to Victorian poet/translator Edward FitzGerald's "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam". But the controversy surrounding the life and work of FitzGerald was approaching its peak around the time a young and intellectually fervid Thomas Stearns Eliot first found the "Rubaiyat" "lying about", and his exposure to it resulted in a profound inward change. Years later Eliot observed in his Norton lectures that the effect of his first reading of the work was "like a sudden conversion - the world appeared anew, painted with bright, delicious and painful colours". "Eliot Possessed" reminds us of this important lineage.

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GOR010431197
Eliot Possessed: T.S.Eliot and Fitzgerald's "Rubaiyat" by Vinnie-Marie D'Ambrosio
Vinnie-Marie D'Ambrosio
The Gotham Library
Used - Good
Paperback
New York University Press
1991-10-15
254
0814718388
9780814718384
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.