Collected Poems, 1909-1962

Collected Poems, 1909-1962

by T. S. Eliot

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780151189786
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/28/1963
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 114,417
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock3
Portrait of a Lady8
Rhapsody on a Windy Night16
Morning at the Window19
The Boston Evening Transcript20
Aunt Helen21
Cousin Nancy22
Mr. Apollinax23
Conversation Galante25
La Figlia che Piange26
Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar32
Sweeney Erect34
A Cooking Egg36
Le Directeur38
Melange Adultere de Tout39
Lune de Miel40
The Hippopotamus41
Dans le Restaurant43
Whispers of Immortality45
Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service47
Sweeney Among the Nightingales49
The Waste Land--192251
I.The Burial of the Dead53
II.A Game of Chess56
III.The Fire Sermon60
IV.Death by Water65
V.What the Thunder Said66
Notes on 'The Waste Land'70
The Hollow Men--192577
I.Because I do not hope to turn again85
II.Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper-tree87
III.At the first turning of the second stair89
IV.Who walked between the violet and the violet90
V.If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent92
VI.Although I do not hope to turn again94
Ariel Poems97
Journey of the Magi--192799
A Song for Simeon--1928101
The Cultivation of Christmas Trees--1954107
Unfinished Poems109
Sweeney Agonistes111
Fragment of a Prologue111
Fragment of an Agon118
I.Triumphal March--1931125
II.Difficulties of a Statesman127
Minor Poems131
Eyes that last I saw in tears133
The wind sprang up at four o'clock134
Five-finger exercises135
I.Lines to a Persian Cat135
II.Lines to a Yorkshire Terrier135
III.Lines to a Duck in the Park136
IV.Lines to Ralph Hodgson Esqre136
V.Lines for Cuscuscaraway and Mirza Murad Ali Beg137
I.New Hampshire138
IV.Rannoch, by Glencoe141
V.Cape Ann142
Lines for an Old Man143
Choruses From 'the Rock'--1934145
I.The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven147
II.Thus your fathers were made152
III.The Word of the Lord came unto me, saying155
IV.There are those who would build the Temple158
V.O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart159
VI.It is hard for those who have never known persecution160
VII.In the beginning God created the world162
VIII.O Father we welcome your words165
IX.Son of Man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears167
X.You have seen the house built, you have seen it adorned169
Four Quartets173
Burnt Norton--1935175
East Coker--1940182
The Dry Salvages--1941191
Little Gidding--1942200
Occasional Verses211
Defense of the Islands213
A Note on War Poetry215
To the Indians Who Died in Africa217
To Walter de la Mare219
A Dedication to My Wife221

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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
elfortunawe on LibraryThing 8 months ago

There isn't much to say about this collection, except that you should own it. T.S. Eliot is too well-known and established to need any defense or justification. All I can think of to add is that it's important to read these poems, at least the longer ones, out loud. They have rhythmic and liturgical qualities that can't be fully appreciated otherwise. This is especially true of "Ash Wednesday," my personal favorite.

Wubsy on LibraryThing 8 months ago
T.S Eliot is my favorite poet of those that I have read so far. This collection has very few duds, and The Waste Land and Prufrock are amongst the best poems ever written in English. A hidden gem is Whispers of Immortality which has the fantastic lines 'the couched Brazilian Jaguar, compels the scampering marmoset, with subtle effluence of cat, Grishkin has a mainsonette' The man was in my opinion a genius with words.
adammademe on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I don't care what you say, he's still the best Poet in our lifetime, plagiarist or not. This dude has some seriously correct Syntactic Flavor, doggies. He could write about cellulite and raping kittens and I'd still like it.
rmariem on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Eliot is my sometimes-favorite poet. I return to this book often, especially for Prufrock and Ash Wednesday. Some of these poems are goofy, and some are not so good, but Eliot was a brilliant poet and this book is definitely one to keep close at hand.
391 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Eliot completely captures the imagination and takes it on wonderful journeys.
jenknox on LibraryThing 10 months ago
How can you really ever go wrong with Eliot? What a wonderful collection! If I were to be rocketed to another planet tomorrow and could only bring one book with me, this would be the one...
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I love Eliot's work and it's nice to have the highlights in one place.
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