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Drawing on the latest developments in scholarship and criticism, The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot opens up fresh avenues of appreciation and inquiry to a global twenty-first century readership. Emphasizing major works and critical issues, this collection of newly commissioned essays from leading international scholars provides seven full chapters reassessing Eliot's poetry and drama; explores important contemporary critical issues that were previously untreated, such as the significance of gender and sexuality; and challenges received accounts of his at times controversial critical reception. Complete with a chronology of Eliot's life and work and an up-to-date select bibliography, this authoritative and accessible introduction to Eliot's complete oeuvre will be an essential resource for students.


'This volume replaces the 1994 Companion, since when much of Eliot’s prose, letters and uncollected poems have finally been published, accompanied by (the editor claims in his preface) a ‘seismic upheaval in Eliot scholarship and criticism’.'

David Geall Source: Huntington Library Quarterly

'Having benefited from current biographical and theoretical advances in scholarship, The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot provides an authoritative and coherent overview of Eliot’s career as a poet, critic, and dramatist. The essays reassess and reinterpret Eliot’s whole oeuvre from fresh angles. Concentrating on fundamental and emerging problems in Eliot studies, this latest Cambridge Companion innovatively sparks inspiration on topics that were not covered in the previous Companion, such as gender and sexuality. Thus, the collection reflects recent shifts in focus and a changing framework for the now thriving field of Eliot studies.'

Chen Lin Source: Journal of Modern Literature

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