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  1. 1. Name: Kailash Baraiya Roll No: 10 Sem: 2(2016-2018) Paper: 7,Literary Theory and criticism Topic: T.S Eliot’s Tradition and Individual Talent Submitted To: Department of English, M.K. Bhavnagar university
  2. 2. About T.S Eliot  He was born in 26 September, 1888, Missouri, U.S. and died in January 4, 1965, Kensington, London.(U.K).  T.S Eliot was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic.  One of the major poet of 20th century.
  3. 3. About the Essay ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’  The Essay was published in 1919 in egoist- the Time Literary Supplement.  But later ,The Essay was published in The Sacred Wood : Essay on Poetry and Criticism in 1920/2.  This essay is described by David Lodge as the most celebrated critical essay in the English of the 20th century.
  4. 4. ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’ The essay Divided in to three parts Part:1 Concept of Tradition Theory of Depersonalization Conclusion
  5. 5. Eliot’s Concept of Tradition  Tradition is not the Slavish imitation of the past.  Tradition can not be inherited, it can only be obtained by hard labour.  Tradition can only be obtained by those who have the historical sense.
  6. 6. The Theory of Depersonalization  Honest criticism and sensitive appreciation is directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry.  Chemical reaction.  Theory of Poetry.
  7. 7.  Eliot concludes:  Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality.  The poet can know what is to be done if he acquires a sense of tradition; the historic sense which makes him conscious not only of the present but also of the present moment of the past.
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