This is the first full-scale analysis of T.S. Eliot's six Ariel Poems as Christmas poems. Through close readings, Atkins argues that these poems considered together emerge as clearly related representations of the impossible union that occurred in the Incarnation.
G. Douglas Atkins is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kansas, USA, where he taught for 44 years. The winner of several awards for outstanding teaching, he is the author of twenty-one books and co-editor of three others.