The Impact of Eliot’s Early Poetics on Modern Anglo-American Criticism

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Abstract


Even in modern times, Eliot’s early poetics have retained their influence on the transformation and development of Anglo-American criticism. Broadly speaking, Eliot’s impersonal theory, his reinterpretation of literary tradition, his rewriting of English poetic history within the theoretical framework of “mechanism of sensibility”, and his “objective correlative” greatly affected Anglo-American literary criticism in the 20th century. In the exploration of the impact of Eliot’s early poetics on Anglo-American modern criticism and in the pursuit of a better understanding of the important theoretical issues involved in American and English criticism, researchers will find an objective evaluation of Eliot’s contributions to criticism to be of considerable utility.


Keywords


Eliot; Impersonality; Objective correlative; Modern Anglo-American criticism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2F4530

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