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By Robert Adams

Fourteen wonderful new experiences from the writer of A Love of Reading. Passionate, inspiration upsetting, and witty.

A Love of examining, the second one Collection comprises 14 new studies of recent classics from a discriminating, hugely interesting, and prodigiously well-read guide.

In a stimulating choice, starting from Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace to Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and from Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain to Sheri Holman’s The costume Lodger, well known literary critic Robert Adams skilfully interweaves a nimble and enlightening dialogue of plot, topic, and characterization with interesting ancient, biographical, and literary context. Adams is again and again interested in the spectacle of less-than-perfect people making their manner in a adversarial international, and consequently his experiences are a highly pleasant mixture of wealthy pathos and plentiful humour. within the phrases of the Calgary Herald, they're “a bibliophile’s dream.”

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He evidently wants to tell this story, possibly to shock, perhaps to wreak some sort of revenge; it may even be part of a narrative that he is writing and considering “pitching” to an editor in the drawing-rooms. However that may be, Prufrock desires to speak, to tell (some) others about what he has seen as it has registered in his consciousness. ” “Necessarye coniunction” represents the “impossible union” (Four Quartets) functioning in the pattern of which the Incarnation stands as the paradigmatic instance in time and human history.

Andrew Louth (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), 94. S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” Selected Essays, esp. 47–48. S. Eliot, “The Pensées of Pascal,” Selected Essays, 408. 0003 2 The Present Unattended: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and The Waste Land Abstract: A closer look follows at the verse Eliot wrote before his formal conversion. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915) and The Waste Land (1922) neither require nor particularly gain from “squeezing and squeezing” their words; they are, however, important to the attempt to understand the specifically Christian character of Eliot’s post-conversion poems.

11 Eliot, For Lancelot Andrewes, 21–22. , 14. , 14–15. , 15. S. Eliot, Prufrock and Other Observations (London: Egoist Press, 1917). S. Eliot, The Waste Land (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922). S. Eliot, Poems 1909–1925 (London: Faber and Gwyer, 1925). 18 Eliot, For Lancelot Andrewes, vii. S. 5 (Nov. 1923), 480–83. S. Eliot: “Four Quartets” and the Journey toward Understanding (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). S. Eliot, “The Metaphysical Poets,” Selected Essays, 289. S. Eliot, Letters, vol.

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