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The Confidential Clerk

T. S. Eliot

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ISBN
9780571300693
Date Published
02.05.2013
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Summary

The Confidential Clerk was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival in the summer of 1953.

‘The dialogue of The Confidential Clerk has a precision and a lightly felt rhythm unmatched in the writing of any contemporary dramatist.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A triumph of dramatic skill: the handling of the two levels of the play is masterly and Eliot’s verse registers its greatest achievement on the stage – passages of great lyrical beauty are incorporated into the dialogue.’ Spectator

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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