Four Quartets

Four Quartets

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by T. S. Eliot
     
 

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The last major verse written by Nobel laureate T. S. Eliot, considered by Eliot himself to be his finest work

Four Quartets is a rich composition that expands the spiritual vision introduced in “The Waste Land.” Here, in four linked poems (“Burnt Norton,” “East Coker,” “The Dry Salvages,” and

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The last major verse written by Nobel laureate T. S. Eliot, considered by Eliot himself to be his finest work

Four Quartets is a rich composition that expands the spiritual vision introduced in “The Waste Land.” Here, in four linked poems (“Burnt Norton,” “East Coker,” “The Dry Salvages,” and “Little Gidding”), spiritual, philosophical, and personal themes emerge through symbolic allusions and literary and religious references from both Eastern and Western thought. It is the culminating achievement by a man considered the greatest poet of the twentieth century and one of the seminal figures in the evolution of modernism.

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Horace Gregory
The poems must be read for the quality of their emotion and its meaning - and I think I am not wrong to say that the Four Quartets (without being in the least Wordsworthian) represent the best poetry of their kind since Wordsworth wrote The Prelude. For those who wish to take heart as against others who are convinced that poetry was among the earliest casualties of the present war, I strongly recommend a reading of Mr. T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets. Books of the Century; New York Times review May, 1943

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156332255
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1968
Series:
Harvest Book Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
127,041
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.

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Four Quartets 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
mary_librarian More than 1 year ago
I've always thought Four Quartets the best of his major verse works. Challenging, to be sure, but clearer and more meaningful than The Wasteland (which Eliot himself dismissed as "rhythmic grumbling"). Each poem, I think, is better than the last. A handsome edition.
Law-finder More than 1 year ago
I bought it due to a reference of this author while reading the book: Full Catastrophe Living by Jonn Kabat-Zinn.If you like to delve into spirtual issues; Four Quartets is an inspiring book to read and enjoy.
Elizabeth87beauty More than 1 year ago
Fantastic work, nice nice nice!
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