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Four Quartets

T. S. Eliot

75th anniversary edition of Eliot’s culminating poetic achievement.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571351183
Date Published
16.05.2019
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Summary

‘That crown which he set on his lifetime’s effort.’ Ted Hughes

Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T. S. Eliot’s career as a poet. This edition is based on the design made by Giovanni Mardersteig for his letterpress edition of 1960 and marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of its first publication in the UK by Faber & Faber in 1944.

‘Throughout these poems there is also the invention of new rhythms, of unimagined possibilities in the movement of language . . . He is perhaps more original and inventive in rhythm than any other poet in English.’ Delmore Schwartz

‘The most original contribution to poetry that has been made in our time.’ Edwin Muir

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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