Thomas Stearn (T.S.) Eliot


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Explore the life and poetic evolution of T.S. Eliot through a unique course structured around the thematic parallels of Dante's Divine Comedy—Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. This course delves into Eliot’s formative years, from his Boston Brahmin upbringing to the existential choices reflected in his early works like "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land." Join us to uncover how Eliot’s personal journey and the landscapes of his poetry interweave, offering insights into his complex character and influential literary career.
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Course Curriculum

Thomas Stearn (T.S.) Eliot

  • T.S. Eliot’s Inferno: “The Waste Land” and Early Poems by Fr. Dwight Longenecker
  • T.S. Eliot’s Purgatorio: “Ash Wednesday” and “The Journey of the Magi” by Fr. Dwight Longenecker
  • T.S. Eliot’s Paradiso: Four Quartets by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

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As part of the course experience, Father Longenecker suggests to read/watch the following.

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