Picture of author.

T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)

Autor(a) de Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

421+ Works 41,988 Membros 415 Críticas 275 Favorited
There are 3 open discussions about this author. See now.

About the Author

T. S. Eliot is considered by many to be a literary genius and one of the most influential men of letters during the half-century after World War I. He was born on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. Eliot attended Harvard University, with time abroad pursuing graduate studies at the mostrar mais Sorbonne, Marburg, and Oxford. The outbreak of World War I prevented his return to the United States, and, persuaded by Ezra Pound to remain in England, he decided to settle there permanently. He published his influential early criticism, much of it written as occasional pieces for literary periodicals. He developed such doctrines as the "dissociation of sensibility" and the "objective correlative" and elaborated his views on wit and on the relation of tradition to the individual talent. Eliot by this time had left his early, derivative verse far behind and had begun to publish avant-garde poetry (including "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1915), which exploited fresh rhythms, abrupt juxtapositions, contemporary subject matter, and witty allusion. This period of creativity also resulted in another collection of verse (including "Gerontian") and culminated in The Waste Land, a masterpiece published in 1922 and produced partly during a period of psychological breakdown while married to his wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot. In 1922, Eliot became a director of the Faber & Faber publishing house, and in 1927 he became a British citizen and joined the Church of England. Thereafter, his career underwent a change. With the publication of Ash Wednesday in 1930, his poetry became more overtly Christian. As editor of the influential literary magazine The Criterion, he turned his hand to social as well as literary criticism, with an increasingly conservative orientation. His religious poetry culminated in Four Quartets, published individually from 1936 onward and collectively in 1943. This work is often considered to be his greatest poetic achievement. Eliot also wrote poetry in a much lighter vein, such as Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939), a collection that was used during the early 1980s as the basis for the musical, Cats. In addition to his contributions in poetry and criticism, Eliot is the pivotal verse dramatist of this century. He followed the lead of William Butler Yeats in attempting to revive metrical language in the theater. But, unlike Yeats, Eliot wanted a dramatic verse that would be self-effacing, capable of expressing the most prosaic passages in a play, and an insistent, undetected presence capable of elevating itself at a moment's notice. His progression from the pageant The Rock (1934) and Murder in the Cathedral (1935), written for the Canterbury Festival, through The Family Reunion (1939) and The Cocktail Party (1949), a West End hit, was thus a matter of neutralizing obvious poetic effects and bringing prose passages into the flow of verse. Recent critics have seen Eliot as a divided figure, covertly attracted to the very elements (romanticism, personality, heresy) he overtly condemned. His early attacks on romantic poets, for example, often reveal him as a romantic against the grain. The same divisions carry over into his verse, where violence struggles against restraint, emotion against order, and imagination against ironic detachment. This Eliot is more human and more attractive to contemporary taste. During his lifetime, Eliot received many honors and awards, including the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Barry Hyams, Library of Congress

Séries

Obras por T. S. Eliot

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) 6,631 exemplares
The Waste Land and Other Poems (1922) — Autor — 4,531 exemplares
Four Quartets (1943) 3,264 exemplares
Murder in the Cathedral (1935) 3,062 exemplares
Collected Poems, 1909–1962 (1963) 3,029 exemplares
Selected Poems (1954) 2,896 exemplares
Complete Poems and Plays,: 1909-1950 (1952) 1,676 exemplares
The Complete Poems and Plays (1952) 1,053 exemplares
The Waste Land (1922) 1,034 exemplares
The Cocktail Party (1950) 864 exemplares
Christianity and Culture (1939) 581 exemplares
Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot (1975) 540 exemplares
Selected Essays (1932) 389 exemplares
On Poetry and Poets (1957) 363 exemplares
Collected Poems, 1909–1935 (1936) 345 exemplares
The Sacred Wood (1920) 343 exemplares
The Family Reunion (1939) 300 exemplares
Eliot: Poems (1976) 234 exemplares
Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) 228 exemplares
The Waste Land and Other Poems (2002) 224 exemplares
The Confidential Clerk (1954) 208 exemplares
Selected prose [ed. Hayward] (1953) 156 exemplares
The Idea of a Christian Society (1939) 143 exemplares
Cats: The Book of the Musical (1981) 118 exemplares
Selected essays, 1917-1932 (1932) 101 exemplares
The Elder Statesman (1657) 99 exemplares
The Waste Land & Four Quartets (1980) 83 exemplares
Collected Plays (1962) 65 exemplares
Pascal's Pensees (1958) 59 exemplares
Essays on Elizabethan Drama (1956) 53 exemplares
Poems 1909-1925 (1928) 50 exemplares
The Hollow Men (2000) 43 exemplares
Poems Written in Early Youth (1967) 42 exemplares
Ash Wednesday (1930) 42 exemplares
Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry (2004) 41 exemplares
For Lancelot Andrewes (1929) 34 exemplares
Little Gidding (1942) 33 exemplares
The Dry Salvages (1941) 33 exemplares
Poems (1920) 32 exemplares
Dante (1929) 31 exemplares
What is a classic? (1945) 30 exemplares
Essays Ancient and Modern (1936) 30 exemplares
Burnt Norton (1941) 29 exemplares
Poetry and Drama (1951) 28 exemplares
Elizabethan Dramatists (1943) 27 exemplares
East Coker (1940) 24 exemplares
The Rock: A Pageant Play (1934) 21 exemplares
Dikter i svensk tolkning (1987) 19 exemplares
Poemas (Em Portugues do Brasil) (2018) 18 exemplares
Elizabethan essays (1934) 16 exemplares
Eeldrop and Appleplex (1992) 16 exemplares
Journey of the Magi (1927) 16 exemplares
George Herbert (1968) 15 exemplares
Cori Da La Rocca (1994) 15 exemplares
Die Dramen (1974) 15 exemplares
Preludes 15 exemplares
Opere 1904-1939 (1992) 14 exemplares
TEATRE (1992) 14 exemplares
Obra Completa: Poesia - Vol. 1 (2004) 13 exemplares
Points of View (1705) 12 exemplares
Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat (2016) 12 exemplares
Gedichten (1983) 12 exemplares
La terra eixorca (1977) 11 exemplares
Macavity's Not There! (2016) 10 exemplares
Milton (1948) 10 exemplares
Poesie (1949) 10 exemplares
Poems and prose 9 exemplares
The Essential T.S. Eliot (2020) 9 exemplares
Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 9 (2021) 7 exemplares
Poesia - Coleção Cultura (2015) 7 exemplares
Gedichten 1917-1930 (2019) 7 exemplares
Opere (1939-1962) (1993) 7 exemplares
Later Poems 1925 - 1935 (1941) 7 exemplares
Essais choisis (1999) 7 exemplares
From Poe to Valery 7 exemplares
The three voices of poetry (1953) 7 exemplares
La sorella velata (2000) 6 exemplares
Valitud esseesid (1997) 6 exemplares
Trettiotalspoetik (1983) 6 exemplares
W moim początku jest mój kres (2007) 6 exemplares
Ensaios de Doutrina Crítica (1997) 6 exemplares
Opere (1993) 6 exemplares
Letters (5 vols.) 5 exemplares
Select Poems (2018) 5 exemplares
Marina (1930) 5 exemplares
Vier kwartetten (2022) 5 exemplares
Animula (1929) 5 exemplares
Early Poetical Works 5 exemplares
Selected Poems (1963) 5 exemplares
Utvalgte essays 4 exemplares
Poèmes : 1910-1930 4 exemplares
Edward Gorey Cats 2001 Calendar (2000) 4 exemplares
Valik esseid 4 exemplares
Gedichte : englisch und deutsch (1977) 3 exemplares
The Poems of T. S. Eliot (2009) 3 exemplares
Om poesi : essayer 3 exemplares
T.S Eliot (Ensayos escogidos) (2000) 3 exemplares
T. S. Eliot versei (1978) 3 exemplares
Poetry by T.S. Eliot 3 exemplares
Poesia completa (2021) 3 exemplares
Om kritik (2002) 3 exemplares
Dikter (1948) 3 exemplares
T. S. Eliot, POETRY Collection (2014) 2 exemplares
The Second-Order Mind (1996) 2 exemplares
Poems (Large Print) (2007) 2 exemplares
Ensaios Escolhidos (2000) 2 exemplares
Tutto il teatro (2003) 2 exemplares
Recollections of Virginia Woolf (2016) 2 exemplares
Teatro 2 exemplares
Corak Ülke (2022) 2 exemplares
Ensaios 2 exemplares
Ara vus prec (2010) 2 exemplares
Poems: The Waste Land und weitere Gedichte (2013) — Autor; Narrador — 2 exemplares
Antologia Poética 2 exemplares
Il sermone del fuoco 2 exemplares
Ensaios escolhidos 1 exemplar
The Four Quartets 1 exemplar
Det öde landet 1 exemplar
Dikter i urval 1 exemplar
The Naming of Cats (2021) 1 exemplar
Kootut runot (2022) 1 exemplar
“East Coker” 1 exemplar
Det ©œde landet (2024) 1 exemplar
La terra desolata 1 exemplar
Water 1 exemplar
tin house 1 exemplar
A Terra Desolada 1 exemplar
ELIOTER KABITA 1 exemplar
Poemas 1 exemplar
The Coctail Party 1 exemplar
Pesmi 1 exemplar
Válogatott versek 1 exemplar
Elveszett költemények (1997) 1 exemplar
Voices and Visions (1996) 1 exemplar
The Hollow Man 1 exemplar
Two poems 1 exemplar
Opere... Poesie 1 exemplar
T.S. Eliot Waste Land Poems (1988) 1 exemplar
Words for music 1 exemplar
Pensees 1 exemplar
The Criterion 1 exemplar
Le opere (1978) 1 exemplar
Gerontion [poem] 1 exemplar
The Definitive Poems (2013) 1 exemplar
Selected Works (2008) 1 exemplar
Gala Day London (1953) 1 exemplar
Poesia (2000) 1 exemplar
Poemes 1925-1930 (2014) 1 exemplar
Песни (2003) 1 exemplar
Wybór poezji (1988) 1 exemplar
Les Hommes creux 1 exemplar
Ahermaa ja teisi luuletusi (1999) 1 exemplar
Macskák könyve 1 exemplar
Scritti su Dante (1994) 1 exemplar
Der Vers. 1 exemplar
Essays, in 2 Bdn. (1996) 1 exemplar
Denemeler 1 exemplar
The Design Of His Poetry (1950) 1 exemplar
Stücke 1 exemplar
Izabrane pesme 1 exemplar
Su hombre de confianza. (1959) 1 exemplar
The Rock 1 exemplar
Poemas 1910-1930 1 exemplar
Memoir 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Moonstone (1868) — Introdução, algumas edições10,704 exemplares
The Eight (1988) — Contribuidor — 4,858 exemplares
Pensées (1669) — Introdução, algumas edições4,834 exemplares
Look to Windward (2000) — Contribuidor — 4,081 exemplares
Nightwood (1936) — Introdução, algumas edições3,097 exemplares
Awakenings (1973) — Contribuidor, algumas edições2,438 exemplares
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (2011) — Autor — 2,082 exemplares
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1884) — Contribuidor — 1,416 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,250 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições914 exemplares
The Crack-Up (1945) — Contribuidor — 909 exemplares
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 772 exemplares
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Contribuidor — 754 exemplares
The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind (Routledge Classics) (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições663 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuidor — 622 exemplares
In Parenthesis (1937) — Introdução, algumas edições618 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
Literary Essays of Ezra Pound (1954) — Editor, algumas edições400 exemplares
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuidor, algumas edições397 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 388 exemplares
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuidor — 338 exemplares
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (1977) — Contribuidor — 295 exemplares
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuidor, algumas edições284 exemplares
The Lure of the Limerick (1964) — Contribuidor — 271 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Contribuidor, algumas edições264 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
Intimate Journals (1887) — Introdução, algumas edições238 exemplares
The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy (1930) — Introdução, algumas edições236 exemplares
Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets [Norton Critical Edition] (1975) — Contribuidor — 229 exemplares
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
The Portable Conservative Reader (1982) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
My Brother's Keeper: James Joyce's Early Years (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições; Prefácio — 195 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Vampires, Wine, and Roses (1997) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
Anabasis (1924) — Tradutor, algumas edições155 exemplares
The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work (2010) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Cats [1998 film] (1998) — Original story — 137 exemplares
The Art of Poetry (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições135 exemplares
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (1954) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Imagist Poem (1963) — Contribuidor, algumas edições100 exemplares
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Bubu of Montparnasse (1948) — Prefácio, algumas edições81 exemplares
Selected Poems {Eliot} (1928) — Editor; Introdução — 80 exemplares
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays (1959) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Walt Whitman Reader (1993) — Contribuidor, algumas edições69 exemplares
Selected Poems: Edwin Muir (1965) — Editor, algumas edições68 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (1990) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Cats: Original 1982 Broadway Cast Recording (1981) — Original book — 63 exemplares
Cats [2019 film] (2019) — Original poems — 55 exemplares
Four Modern Verse Plays (1957) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Introducing James Joyce (1942) — Introdução — 48 exemplares
Selected Poems (1935) — Introdução, algumas edições41 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Shakespeare: Othello (1971) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Cats: Original 1981 London Cast Recording (1981) — Original book — 25 exemplares
Nine Great Plays: From Aeschylus to Eliot (Revised Edition) (1950) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Praising It New: The Best of the New Criticism (2008) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
James Joyce: Two Decades of Criticism (1946) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Collected Poems (1971) — Tradutor — 20 exemplares
Masquerade: Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II (2004) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The question of Henry James: a collection of critical essays (1945) — Contribuidor, algumas edições18 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
A little book of modern verse (1941) — Prefácio — 14 exemplares
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The new Orpheus; essays toward a Christian poetic (1964) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Dark Side of the Moon (1947) — Prefácio — 11 exemplares
Poems and Verse Plays (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições11 exemplares
Conservative Texts: An Anthology (1991) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
All Day Long: An Anthology of Poetry for Children (1954) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The London Omnibus (1932) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Perspectives on poetry (1968) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Garland for John Donne, 1631-1931 (1931) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Britain at War (1941) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Kipling and the Critics (1965) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 6, February 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
An Examination of Ezra Pound (1950) — Contribuidor, algumas edições5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
American poets, an anthology of contemporary verse — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Poems Of Tennyson With An Introduction By T.S. Eliot (1938) — Introdução, algumas edições4 exemplares
Bruin's Midnight Reader (2021) — Contribuidor, algumas edições3 exemplares
John Davidson : A selection of his poems — Introdução, algumas edições3 exemplares
Cats: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (2019) — Compositor — 2 exemplares
This American World — Introdução, algumas edições2 exemplares
Savonarola : A Dramatic Poem — Introdução, algumas edições1 exemplar
Fishermen of the Banks — Introdução, algumas edições1 exemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

a ler (2,975) Americano (429) antologia (1,008) Arte e cultura clássicas (892) Britânico (470) clássico (709) Cristianismo (284) crítica (285) crítica literária (708) Drama (997) Eliot (347) ensaios (744) Ficção (3,726) Ficção científica (816) Filosofia (1,141) gatos (661) Humor (309) Inglaterra (370) Inglês (444) lido (680) Literatura (1,962) literatura britânica (464) Literatura dos Estados Unidos (654) Literatura inglesa (623) Memórias (355) Mistério (1,460) Modernismo (697) Não ficção (1,118) own (282) peças (463) poems (254) Poesia (12,116) por ler (337) Religião (428) Romance (529) Século XIX (453) Século XX (998) T. S. Eliot (481) teatro (268) Victorian (272)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Eliot, Thomas Stearns
Outros nomes
Eliot, Tom
Old Possum
Conybeare, Charles Augustus
Grimble, Reverend Charles James
Schwartz, Muriel A.
Spence, J. A. D. (mostrar todos 8)
Trundlett, Helen B.
Krutzch, Gus
Data de nascimento
1888-09-26
Data de falecimento
1965-01-04
Localização do túmulo
St. Michael's Church, East Coker, Somerset, England, UK
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA (birth)
UK (naturalized)
Local de nascimento
St. Louis, Missouri, Verenigde Staten
Local de falecimento
Kensington, London, England, UK
Causa da morte
Emphysema
Locais de residência
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Paris, France
London, England, UK
Educação
Harvard University (BA ∙ Philosophy ∙ 1909)
Harvard University (MA ∙ Philosophy ∙ 1910)
Sorbonne, Paris, France
University of Oxford (Merton College)
Ocupações
poet
literary critic
playwright
publisher
editor
banker (mostrar todos 8)
professor
essayist / reviewer
Relações
Eliot, Valerie née Fletcher (second wife)
Eliot, William Greenleaf (grandfather)
Eliot, Charlotte (mother)
Pound, Ezra (friend)
Aiken, Conrad (friend)
Russell, Bertrand (friend) (mostrar todos 21)
Yeats, William Butler (friend)
Lewis, Wyndham (friend)
Joyce, James (friend)
Valery, Paul (friend)
Moore, Marianne (friend)
Hayward, John Davy (friend)
Read, Herbert (friend)
Sencourt, Robert (friend)
Trevelyan, Mary (friend)
Zabel, Morton Dauwen (friend)
Betjeman, John (student)
Santayana, George (teacher)
Babbitt, Irving (teacher)
Bergson, Henri (teacher)
Vivienne Eliot née Haigh-Wood
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (honorary member)
Lloyds Bank (clerk)
The Criterion (founder and editor)
The Egoist (assistant editor)
Poetry magazine (contributor)
Faber and Faber (literary editor) (mostrar todos 26)
Society of King Charles the Martyr
Wesleyan University Press
Classical Association (president)
Virgil Society (president)
Books Across the Sea (president)
Accademia dei Lincei (foreign member)
Bayerische Akademie der Schoenen Kuenste (foreign member)
Athenaeum
Garrick Club
Oxford and Cambridge Club
London Library (president)
High Wycombe Grammar School, London (teacher)
Highgate School, London (teacher)
Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry)
Harvard University (Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecturer)
Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (resident)
University of Virginia (Page-Barbour Lecturer)
University of Chicago (lecturer)
Library of Congress (lecturer)
Trinity College, Cambridge (Clark Lecturer)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Premi Nobel de Literatura, 1948

Membros

Discussions

Folio Society -- The Waste Land LE -- Review em Fine Press Forum (Janeiro 17)
LE: The Wasteland - T.S. Eliot em Folio Society Devotees (Janeiro 15)
Who is your favorite poet? em Young Fogey's Fire Place (Abril 2023)
Jeremy Irons reads 'The Naming of Cats' em Cats, books, life is good. (Janeiro 2016)

Críticas

This book had been on my shelves for a VERY long time, so I decided to make this the first book I read for National Poetry Month.

I was so impossibly charmed by the first poem, "The Naming of Cats!" Especially the lines:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

Listen. Ineffable has been one of my top ten favorite words ever since reading Good Omens back in my college days. But effanineffable!

After that poem, the rest were cute enough. I can see how they were designed to charm children, but the passage of time and dislocation of place has soften the corners of some of the particulars. Especially some of the tired Asian stereotypes.

But the illustrations by Edward Gorey won me back over any time my interest started to dim.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
greeniezona | 89 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
my mind is to puny to properly comprehend all that is going on in these poems, yet it was fun to try. i will definitely read these again, and it will probably take me years before i actually begin to unpack anything within these masterful works of art. in the mean time, i give you perhaps the only quote i understood from these poems:

"Thinking of the key, each confirms a prison"

i can only hope to one day be given the brain space to properly understand a fraction of these poems.
 
Assinalado
salllamander | 32 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2024 |
T.S. Eliot was the last Christian. There were Christians born after him, but he was the last one.
 
Assinalado
Ibn_Cereno | 22 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |
[Four Quartets] (T S Eliot) (14/01/24) *****



Finally I have settled to read this extraordinary volume. I saw Ralph Fiennes perform it on stage in 2022 (there is a short bite of that recording below, as well as Eliot reading the complete Quartets).

It really is difficult to say much about it. I read it twice today, and plan to read it at least once a month this year, I really want to know it. The rhythm is wonderful, and in its time original, but so many writers have been inspired by it since, its originality is less noticeable perhaps now. The language is mostly unfussy, but its meditation on time, nature, philosophy and life is hypnotic.

Fiennes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n07_rilmM18

Eliot: https://archive.org/details/lp_t-s-eliot-reads-his-four-quartets_t-s-eliot
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
Caroline_McElwee | 40 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2024 |

Listas

1940s (1)
AP Lit (1)
1930s (2)

Prémios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Full Cast Performers
Robert Donat Performer
Edward Gorey Illustrator
Arthur Robins Illustrator
Craig Raine Foreword
Alec Guinness Narrator
Valerie Eliot Editor, Editor.
James G. Frazer Contributor
Edmund Wilson Contributor
Virginia Woolf Contributor
Jessie L. Weston Contributor
Charles Baudelaire Contributor
Ezra Pound Preface
John Haffenden Editor, Editor.
Robert Nichols Afterword, Contributor
Jim McCue Editor
Trevor Nunn Contributor
Errol Le Cain Illustrator
Hans Magnus Enzensberger Translator, Narrator
Kate Abbott Research
Norbert Hummelt Translator
Hallam Tennyson Introduction
Eva Hesse Translator
Paul Muldoon Introduction
Sue Linney Cover artist
Alex Scheffler Illustrator
Nicolas Bentley Illustrator
John Spencer Illustrator
Vicente Gaos Translator
F. O. Matthiessen Introduction
Peter Nijmeijer Translator
A. Frans Kern Translator
Vaughn Andrews Cover designer
Myron Davis Photographer
Clare Curtis Cover Design
Jamie Keenan Cover designer
Mario Praz Translator
Nora Wydenbruck Translator
Errol Le Cain Illustrator
Paul Scofield Narrator
Catherine Cronin Rights manager
Darren Gavigan Production
Gavin Brammall Art director
Tracey Tomlin Picture editor
Pas Paschali Production editor
Johan Kuin Translator
Nicholas Wroe Series editor
Dave Hall Subeditor

Estatísticas

Obras
421
Also by
125
Membros
41,988
Popularidade
#412
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
415
ISBN
887
Línguas
27
Marcado como favorito
275

Tabelas & Gráficos