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The Cocktail Party

T. S. Eliot

The Cocktail Party by T. S. Eliot, described in the Times Literary Supplement as ‘Obviously something more than a successful play’.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571051885
Date Published
08.03.1976
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Summary

‘Obviously something more than a successful play, it is the practical demonstration of a patently conceived theory of dramatic form, and as such of high historical interest.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Eliot has attempted here something very daring and well worth doing. He has taken the ordinary West End drawing room comedy convention – understatement, upper-class accents and all – and used it as a vehicle for utterly serious ideas.’ Observer

T. S.Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet, critic, publisher, was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He settled in England in 1915, where for a few years he worked in the foreign section of Lloyds Bank. His first book of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, was published in 1917. In 1922, he became editor of the literary journal, The Criterion, publishing The Waste Land in its first…

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