Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780813034010
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039367 | DOI:

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Eliot left Paris in September 1911, and he was able to preserve the essence of his visit in his artistic career. His visit to Paris had a significant influence on his mind, soul, heart, and imagination, and he was even recognized as a Francophile. His Parisian experience was able to provide him with techniques, subject matter, and the willingness to experiment. Certain French factors can be identified to have influenced Eliot's life. He preserved a fondness for Paris and other places in France, and visits to his favorite locations boosted his intellect, imagination, spirit, and health. This chapter attempts to point out some of the fundamental contributions of Eliot's love for France and the French people, his French friends and colleagues, his various intellectual influences, his improved knowledge of French literature and language, and other elements.

Keywords: Francophile; French people; intellectual influences; French language; imagination; French literature

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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