Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: Disjunction and Dialectic in T. S. Eliot 1. The Debate between Body and Soul in Eliot's Early Poetry 2. Eliot's First Conversion: "Rhapsody on a Windy Night" and the 1913 Critique of Bergson 3. Eliot's Debt to F. H. Bradley: Reality and Appearance in 1914 4. The Poet and the Cave-Man: Making History in "Sweeney among the Nightingales" and The Waste Land 5. Individual Works and Organic Wholes: The Idealist Foundation of Eliot's Criticism 6. Poetry and Despair: The Hollow Men and the End of Philosophy 7. Love and Ecstasy in Donne, Dante, and Andrewes 8. Eliot's Second Conversion: Dogma without Dogmatism 9. An Exilic Triptych: The Waste Land, Ash-Wednesday, "Marina" 10. "Into our first world": Return and Recognition in Burnt Norton and Little Gidding 11. War and the Problem of Evil in the Wartime Quartets: Reason, Love, Poetry Notes Bibliography Index
Jewel Spears Brooker is emeritus professor of literature at Eckerd College in Florida. She is the author of Reading "The Waste Land": Modernism and the Limits of Interpretation and Mastery and Escape: T. S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism, and the coeditor of volumes 1 and 8 of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition.