The Imperfect Life of T. S. Eliot (Paperback)Lyndall Gordon (author)
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T. S. Eliot once spoke of a lifetime burning in every moment. He had the mind to conceive a perfect life, and he also had the honesty to admit he could not meet it.
'He was a man of extremes whose deep flaws and high virtues were interfused,' writes Lyndall Gordon in this perceptive and innovative biography of the great poet. She brilliantly explores his poetry, drama and essays in relationship to the four quite different women in his life and to his time in America and England. The Imperfect Life of T.S. Eliot follows the trials of a searcher whose flaws and doubts speak to all of us whose lives are imperfect.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 45 mm
Edition: Digital original
A nuanced, discerning account of a life famously flawed in its search for perfection * New Yorker *
An intellectually demanding, sophisticated and distinguished book . . . Probing and extremely thoughtful -- Richard Bernstein * New York Times *