Patricia Sloane's study is a detailed reassessment of two of the poet's most provocative works that examine Eliot's allusions and larger purpose. In this close reading of the two poems in which Bleistein appears, Sloane shows that Burbank is an intricate derivation of Dante's Inferno. The book also includes a general introduction to Eliot's use of literary sources and to the introduction of the five poems.
Patricia Sloane is Professor Emeritus of the Humanities Department of the New York City Technical College of the City University of New York.
Chapter 1 Foreword by Shyamal Bagchee Chapter 2 Author's Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Abbreviations Chapter 5 Jews and Infidels in Inferno 4 and "Burbank" Chapter 6 Money in Furs, Money in Non-Ferrous Metals I Chapter 7 Money in Furs, Money in Non-Ferrous Metals II Chapter 8 Is Bleistein a Poet? (Part One) Chapter 9 Is Bleistein a Poet? (Part Two) Chapter 10 "Full Fathom Five Your Bleistein Lies" Chapter 11 Beautiful Caricatures, Serious Humor Chapter 12 A Wilderness of Lions, Wheels, and Kingdoms Chapter 13 Eliot's Jews (Capitalized and Uncapitalized) Chapter 14 Bleistein and Klein, the Names Chapter 15 Princess Volupine, Venice, and John Ruskin Chapter 16 The Epigraph to "Burbank:" Fragment One Chapter 17 The Epigraph: Fragments Two Through Six Chapter 18 The "God-Centered" Hippo Trilogy Chapter 19 The Sixth Quatrain Chapter 20 The Notes to the Waste Land Chapter 21 Dante as a Primary Source I Chapter 22 Dante as a Primary Source II Chapter 23 Appendix I Chapter 24 Appendix II Chapter 25 References Chapter 26 Index Chapter 27 Tables