T. S. Eliot: Critical Essays

by Mariwan Hasan and Latef Barzenji



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/2/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 114
ISBN : 9781546280514
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 114
ISBN : 9781546280583

About the Book

This edited book is the work of four years where the writers try to present a different study and understanding of some of T. S. Eliot’s poetry and his unique style of being a modern poet, not exactly like the other modernist poets such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. We have found that Eliot, in his poetry and prose writings, was a modernist writer who, unlike other modernist poets, did not accept the way others rejected the values of religion and tradition. Eliot focuses more on the role of religion and tradition in the psychological state of the individual and its impact upon the social stability. His viewpoint regarding the vital role of spirituality in the life of the individual could be clearly seen in his poetic poems and prose writings, but this aspect has been too little or not tackled as it is done with Homer.

About the Author

Mariwan N. H. Barzinji is a lecturer at English Department, College of Basic Education, University of Sulaimani. He has achieved his both certificates, BA in English Language and Literature in 2005 and MA in Modern English Poetry in 2010 in Sulaimani University. He has also taught English Literature at English Department, College of Languages, University of Sulaimani. He is the author of two books: The Image of Modern Man in T. S. Eliot’s Poetry (2012) and Modernism: A Critical Introduction (2015). He has been writing on Eliot’s poetry and his critical essays intensely for the last seven years. His interest lies in researching about modernist literature, literary stylistics and comparative literature. Latef S. N. Berzenji (PhD) is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Department of English, College of Education, Kirkuk University. He has also taught English Literature at Universities of Halmstad in Sweden, Taiz and Sana’a in Yemen and Salahaddin in Erbil, Iraq. He has published literary articles and essays in journals and periodicals and is the author of Reality -Ideal Conflict in Joseph Conrad’s Works.