T.S. Eliot and Salvador Espriu: Converging Poetic Imaginations
This book is an in-depth study of the works of two prototypical modern poets, T.S. Eliot and Salvador Espriu, who displayed comparable imagery, projecting from their personal experience and worldview as much as from their profound awareness of literary tradition. Their imagery reveals the parallels between the historical and cultural contexts in which their poems were produced. It exemplifies their purpose as poets, to preserve the tradition shaped by their predecessors and to add significantly to it. Dídac Llorens Cubedo’s study takes the reader on a journey from the arid desert or the squalid modern city to the elusive peace of an ideal garden, from the strictures of the secular to the unfettered and timeless¾all as imagined by Eliot and Espriu, two giants of poetry.