Author(s): C.K. Stead
'Reading T. S. Eliot and reading about T. S. Eliot were equally formative experiences for my generation. One of the books about him which greatly appealed to me when I first read it ... was The New Poetic by the New Zealand poet and critic, C. K. Stead...
C. K. Stead (1932-) was Professor of English at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and is now a renowned poet and novelist. His most recent novel is the acclaimed Mansfield.
Foreword to the Revised Editio; 1. Introduction; 2. W. B. Yeats, 1895-1916; An illustration of the problems; 3. 1909-1916: Poets and their Public Sonority... like a goose; 4. 1909-1916: 'Poetry' versus 'Life' Imperialists; Georgians; War poets; 5. The Social Function of Poetry Pound and the Imagists; Eliot; 6. Eliot's 'Dark Embyro' The merger of morals and aesthetics; 7. The Poetry of T. S. Eliot Affirmation and the Image; 8. Conclusion; Index; Acknowledgements