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T.S. Eliot and the Heritage of Africa

The Magus and the Moor as Metaphor


Robert F. Fleissner

The Magus and the Moor... explores Eliot's debt to black culture and its origins stemming from his St. Louis background, the anthropological studies made while he was a student at Harvard, and his noted artistic debt to Othello. Robert Fleissner uses these origins as a starting point, weaving in considerations of archetypal elements to create this fascinating study of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.
Contents: The book deals in detail with T.S. Eliot's legacy to an African heritage as revealed in African-American culture but basically in universal, archetypal values in general (partly in Jungian terms).