Consequently, the poet is not able to reach such moment of impersonality
without completely surrendering himself to the work and the object under process.
Eliot's theory of impersonality
is too well-known to reiterate.
So, the impersonality
, or the mask, is a technique Eliot uses to keep his personal experience and perverse motives hidden.
Key Words: impersonality
literary tradition objective correlative images
As Fisher calls attention to his tendency toward rhetorical impersonality
, the poet makes his own personality--his role as the speaker of these words--a primary condition of the poem.
Lawrence's notion of "death" as a "passionate consummation" of the soul offered renewal, as in a natural cycle, whereas in his theory of impersonality
Eliot suggested a symbolic continuity between the living and dead.
When care is institutionalised, because the state organises it, it still falls into that level of impersonality
Eliot's theory of poetic impersonality
and of Reverdy's rejection of mimetic poetry--poetry as the passive recording of already existing feelings or of emotions directly inspired by an apparent reality.
As the Trust says, boys in particular prefer the impersonality
of the text.
As with Lowry, there's an impersonality
to the figures and the men in Top Street and Off To The Dance all have the same expressionless faces underneath their flat caps.
The terrorist has struck with the impersonality
of a force of nature, descending upon his victims as a cyclone or tsunami or earthquake might have.
For him, the famous Flaubertian ideal of the impersonality
of the author is in truth impossible, and a writer only really speaks about his or her own life; he is in this respect in tune with the fashion for "auto-fiction" in recent French literary production.
The mere sight of those headstones - like the vast lists of names on such monuments as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC,--is affecting, but does their impersonality
, as Mr McQueen implies, make the tragedy they represent less real--and, does that perhaps help to make war more acceptable?
The fourteen articles in this collection are grouped in four sections which deal with tradition and impersonality
, literary contexts, art and anthropological contexts, and Eliot's relation to individual artists and critics; there is no section on philosophy and (with one exception) no serious discussion of Eliot's early philosophical studies, which can be seen as the ground from which his poetry and literary and political criticism grew.
The concept of impersonality
also applies in the modern era.