CONTENTS:- Preface Chapters I. Introduction II. Treatment of Myths and Legends in Tennyson and T.S. Eliot III. Treatment of History in Tennyson and T.S. Eliot IV. Tennyson's and Eliot's Versions of the Waste Land V. Conclusion
In this book an attempt has been made to establish the affinities between T.S. Eliot and his predecessor Tennyson. Instead of limiting Eliot to the aesthetics of High Modernism, it is important to lay more emphasis than is given at present to his Victotian inheritance in order to demonstrate the multifarious dimensions of his genius. It also bears out Eliot's position on the creative use of tradition. To substantiate the claim that Eliot always remained aware of Tennyson's work, his changing response to Tennyson from initial indifference to later respect is first traced through citation from Eliot's own criticism. A detailed comparative study has been taken of the poets. This book will be immense value to the students and research scholars intreasted in Tennyson and T.S. Eliot.