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The Family Reunion

T. S. Eliot

The Family Reunion is a T. S. Eliot play in verse, here with an introduction and notes by Nevill Coghill. ‘There are passages of great poetic beauty, and statements which are the fruits of a lifetime devoted to poetry.’ The Listener

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571054459
Date Published
14.06.1976
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Summary

Eliot’s haunting verse play, set in a country house in the north of England, was performed at the Westminster Theatre in London in March 1939, six months before the outbreak of war.

‘What is wonderful is the marvellous opening out of consciousness, the flowering of meaning, which makes the play an account of a spiritual experience. There are passages of great poetic beauty, and statements which are the fruits of a lifetime devoted to poetry.’ Listener

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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