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Eliot, Blake, and Unpleasantness

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The Waste Land is full of different voices, as handsomely established by a long tradition of criticism, latterly crowned by the magnificent edition of Ricks and McCue (on which I draw extensively here). In the poem you can find Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Baudelaire, Joyce; and, I am going to say, Blake. He is an incongruous participant in the chorus in various ways, not least in that while Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Baudelaire, and even Joyce, continued to sound in Eliot’s work, Blake seems...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Publisher:
Clemson University Press Publisher's website
Volume:
2
Host title:
T.S. Eliot Annual
Publication date:
2019-01-10
Acceptance date:
2018-06-22
Pubs id:
pubs:859543
URN:
uri:bf8e131a-d0fb-4e66-98b4-df6ff36f4643
UUID:
uuid:bf8e131a-d0fb-4e66-98b4-df6ff36f4643
Local pid:
pubs:859543
ISBN:
9781942954552

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