Understanding Four Quartets as a Religious Poem: How T. S. Eliot Uses Symbols and Rhythms to Plumb Mystical Meaning

Author: Spencer, Michael
Year:2008
Pages:148
ISBN:0-7734-5058-0
978-0-7734-5058-5
Price:139.95
While several books have dealt with the Buddhism of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, none have focused on its Christian side, though this aspect is far more fundamental to the poem.

Reviews

“Much enlightening material derives from the exfoliation of the imagery of mystical experiences.” – Prof. Anthony Farrow, St. Bonaventure University

“This is a welcome and much-needed study in of the most innovative and eloquent poet of the twentieth-century.” – Prof. John Mulryan, St. Bonaventure University

“Spencer’s book is clearly written and fascinating. - Prof. Lee Oser, The College of the Holy Cross

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. God and the Architecture of Reality: The Still Point of the Turning World
2. God and the Architecture of Reality: Three Roses
3. The Opening Garden Scene
4. The Disposition of the Other Garden Passages
5. Introduction to the Mysticism of “Four Quartets”
Notes
Bibliography
Index