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Published: 01 January 2019

232 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781942954606

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T. S. Eliot & Organicism

Jeremy Diaper

Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press

  • Provides the first authoritative account of T. S. Eliot's interest in agriculture, organic husbandry and the environment
  • Analyses Four Quartets in light of the central agricultural debates which took place throughout the 1930s-40s in the New English Weekly, which was the journal in which "East Coker", "The Dry Salvages" and "Little Gidding" were first published as special supplements
  • Examines a wide range of Eliot's poetry and prose in relation to his wide-ranging environmental concerns, including: artificial fertilizers, composting, health and nutrition, soil erosion, regionalism and urbanization
  • Broadens our understanding of environmental modernism by demonstrating Eliot's active engagement with the environmental, organic and agricultural debates in the 1930s-50s
  • Offers an in depth analysis of a wealth of books on agriculture and organic husbandry