Eliot, Whitman and American Tradition

  • Philip Hobsbaum


Few critics have attempted to answer the question most often asked by those who grew up to find the revolutionary young poets of the 1920s embalmed as elder statesmen of the 1950s. Is Eliot really a great poet? What are the indisputably major poems and how do we read them? Why—a question so far ignored by all Eliot commentators—why has Eliot had so little influence on the younger English poets?


AMERICAN Tradition English Poetry Wide Water Traditional Verse English Tradition 
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© Philip Hobsbaum 1979

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