Tradition and the Individual Talent

by T. S. Eliot
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Tradition and the Individual Talent

Eliot writes about "historical sense" in "Tradition and the Individual Talent." He writes that the historical sense "involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2012 3:00 pm UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

T.S Eliot's essay "Tradition and the Individual Talent" is very metaphysical in its concepts; definitions of his main points are only understood within the context of the quantum metaphysical...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2010 9:22 am UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

In the essay "Tradition and the Individual Talent" by T. S. Eliot, the author's contention is that individual talent must be integrally related to tradition, or the vast body of works of poets and...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2020 3:11 pm UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

In a sense, Eliot's tradition resembles what structuralist linguists call "langue" and the individual talent or piece of writing resembles "parole." Writers do not invent ex nihilo, as romantics...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2017 4:02 am UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

Eliot's main claim is that "the poet, the man, and the poet, the artist are two different entities." We can understand this assertion at different levels. First, for Eliot, the poet's experience of...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019 2:53 pm UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

In the course of his influential essay “Traditional and the Individual Talent,” T. S. Eliot makes a number of key points, including the following: Ideally, poetic “tradition” does not refer simply...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2012 1:35 pm UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

In "Tradition and the Individual Talent," T.S. Eliot takes issue with the received wisdom (which he sees as a characteristic fallacy of Romanticism) that the originality of a great poet lies in his...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2020 8:25 am UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

T.S. Eliot viewed Western cultural/artistic history as a continuum wherein contemporary artists are inevitably influenced and shaped by the artists that came before them. Eliot argues that in order...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2015 3:46 pm UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

Eliot argues for what he calls the "impersonality" of poetry. For Eliot, "poetry" is a living thing, a tradition that is both past and present which, in the West, stretches back to Homer. Poetry...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2019 3:22 pm UTC

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

T. S. Eliot's Objective Theory essentially states that a poem or piece of literature should have a sense of inevitability. The idea is that the feelings and emotions should be clear and directly...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2019 5:36 pm UTC

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