Poems and Prose (Everyman's Library)

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T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) was the dominant force in twentieth-century British and American poetry. With poems such as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," he introduced an edgy, disenchanted, utterly contemporary version of French Symbolism to the English-speaking world. With his masterpiece "The Waste Land," he almost single-handedly ushered an entire poetic culture into the modern world. And with his enormously influential essays he set the canonical standards to which writers and critics of poetry have adhered...
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Overview

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) was the dominant force in twentieth-century British and American poetry. With poems such as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," he introduced an edgy, disenchanted, utterly contemporary version of French Symbolism to the English-speaking world. With his masterpiece "The Waste Land," he almost single-handedly ushered an entire poetic culture into the modern world. And with his enormously influential essays he set the canonical standards to which writers and critics of poetry have adhered throughout our era.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375401855
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 447,218
  • Product dimensions: 4.35 (w) x 6.48 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 13
Portrait of a Lady 20
Preludes 26
Rhapsody on a Windy Night 29
Morning at the Window 33
The Boston Evening Transcript 34
Aunt Helen 35
Cousin Nancy 36
Mr. Apollinax 37
Hysteria 39
Conversation Galante 40
La Figlia Che Piange 41
Gerontion 45
Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar 49
Sweeney Erect 51
A Cooking Egg 54
Le Directeur 56
Melange Adultere de Tout 57
Lune de Miel 58
The Hippopotamus 59
Dans le Restaurant 61
Whispers of Immortality 63
Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service 65
Sweeney Among the Nightingales 67
The Waste Land I. The Burial of the Dead 73
The Waste Land II. A Game of Chess 77
The Waste Land III. The Fire Sermon 82
The Waste Land IV. Death by Water 88
The Waste Land V. What the Thunder Said 89
Notes on The Waste Land 94
Essays
Reflections on Vers Libre 105
Tradition and the Individual Talent 117
Hamlet 131
The Perfect Critic 141
The Metaphysical Poets 159
The Function of Criticism 175
Andrew Marvell 193
Ulysses, Order and Myth 213
Index of first lines 220
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