Alan Noble joins Jessica to discuss the 20th century Eliot’s process of looking back into his tradition as the means of writing poetry. The pair focus on The Four Quartets with an emphasis on the final of the four poems, Little Gidding while setting the stage of T.S. Eliot’s life and situation during the writing of what is considered by many, including Eliot, to be his finest work.

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” – T.S. Eliot

Collected Poems of T.S. Eliot, T.S. Elliot

You Are Not Your Own, Alan Noble

The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.

Information on the Host: 

Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.

Information on Alan Noble:

O. Alan Noble, Ph.D., is editor in chief of Christ and Pop Culture and an assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University. He received his Ph.D. from Baylor in 2013. He and his family attend City Presbyterian in OKC. You may not follow him on Twitter.

Learn more about Alan Noble