The Letters Of T. S. Eliot: Volume 2: 1923-1925

by T. S. Eliot
Editor Valerie Eliot
Illustrator Faber & Faber Ltd

Yale University Press | September 20, 2011 | Hardcover

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Volume One: 1898–1922 presents some 1,400 letters encompassing the years of Eliot''s childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, through 1922, by which time the poet had settled in England, married his first wife, and published The Waste Land. Since the first publication of this volume in 1988, many new materials from British and American sources have come to light. More than two hundred of these newly discovered letters are now included, filling crucial gaps in the record and shedding new light on Eliot''s activities in London during and after the First World War.

Volume Two: 1923–1925 covers the early years of Eliot''s editorship of The Criterion, publication of The Hollow Men, and his developing thought about poetry and poetics. The volume offers 1,400 letters, charting Eliot''s journey toward conversion to the Anglican faith, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher and his appointment as director of the new publishing house Faber & Gwyer. The prolific and various correspondence in this volume testifies to Eliot''s growing influence as cultural commentator and editor.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 912 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 2.25 in

Published: September 20, 2011

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300176864

ISBN - 13: 9780300176865

Found in: Essays and Letters

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The Letters Of T. S. Eliot: Volume 2: 1923-1925

by T. S. Eliot
Editor Valerie Eliot
Illustrator Faber & Faber Ltd

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 912 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 2.25 in

Published: September 20, 2011

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300176864

ISBN - 13: 9780300176865

About the Book

In two highly anticipated volumes, the correspondence of the twentieth century's eminent man of letters, from youth to early manhood

From the Publisher

Volume One: 1898–1922 presents some 1,400 letters encompassing the years of Eliot''s childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, through 1922, by which time the poet had settled in England, married his first wife, and published The Waste Land. Since the first publication of this volume in 1988, many new materials from British and American sources have come to light. More than two hundred of these newly discovered letters are now included, filling crucial gaps in the record and shedding new light on Eliot''s activities in London during and after the First World War.

Volume Two: 1923–1925 covers the early years of Eliot''s editorship of The Criterion, publication of The Hollow Men, and his developing thought about poetry and poetics. The volume offers 1,400 letters, charting Eliot''s journey toward conversion to the Anglican faith, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher and his appointment as director of the new publishing house Faber & Gwyer. The prolific and various correspondence in this volume testifies to Eliot''s growing influence as cultural commentator and editor.

About the Author

Valerie Eliot, née Esmé Valerie Fletcher, is the widow and literary executor of the Nobel Prize–winning poet T. S. Eliot. She became Eliot''s second wife in 1957, and their marriage continued until his death in 1965. In addition to editing the first two volumes of the poet''s letters, she has edited T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land, a Facsimile & Transcript of the Original Drafts. She lives in London. Hugh Haughton is professor of English at the University of York, and author of The Poetry of Derek Mahon.

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“These chunky tomes of his correspondence allow us to follow day by day, drop by harrowing drop, Eliot’s ‘rudely forced’ metamorphosis into the poet of hysteria whose sufferings enabled him, like Dostoevsky, to find ‘the entrance to a genuine and personal universe.’”—Mark Ford, New York Review of Books
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