By David E. Chinitz

Reflecting the surge of serious curiosity in Eliot renewed lately, A spouse to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators through analyzing the whole physique of his works and occupation. best students within the box offer a clean and completely entire selection of contextual and demanding essays on his lifestyles and achievement.

- It compiles the main entire and up to date therapy on hand of Eliot's paintings and career
- It explores the strong forces that formed Eliot as a author and philosopher, studying his physique of labor and assessing his oeuvre in various contexts: old, cultural, social, and philosophical
- It charts the surge in serious curiosity in T.S. Eliot because the early 1990s
- It presents an illuminating perception right into a poet, author, and critic who keeps to outline the literary panorama of the final century

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Slow words he spoke. "The longest summer ends, And nothing stays forever. We are old. Can anger check the coming of the cold? When frosts begin men think of meat and wood And how to make the days of winter good With what the summer leaves them of its cheer. Two times I saw the first snow deepen here, The last snow melt; and twice the grass was brown When I was living at the Soldier's Town To save my Brules. All the while I thought About this alien people I had fought, Until a cloud was lifted from my eyes.

Many a Sioux Recalled the time he fought alone and slew His father's slayers, Bull Bear and his son, While yet a fameless youth; and many a one About the fort, remembering Grattan And all his troopers slaughtered by a man So bland of look and manner, wondered much. Soft to the ear as velvet to the touch, [ 14·] His speech, that lacked but little to be song, Caressed the fringing hushes of the throng Where many another's cry would scarce be clear. "My brothers, when you see this prairie here, You see my mother.

With a bound He cleared the bower-railing for the ground, And shouting" Bring the horses in," he made His way across the turbulent parade To where the Ogalala lodges stood. So, driving down some hollow in a wood, [ 18 ] A great wind shoulders through the tangled ruck And after it, swirled inward to the suck, The crested timber roars. Then, like a bird That fills a sudden lull, again was heard The dink of steel as Carrington rode through The man-walled lane that deft the crowd in two; And, hobbling after, mindless of the awe That favors might, a toothless, ancient squaw Lifted a feeble fist at him and screamed.

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