The Poems Of T. S. Eliot Volume I: Collected And Uncollected Poems

December 27, 2018|
The Poems Of T. S. Eliot Volume I: Collected And Uncollected Poems by T. S. Eliot
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Times Literary SupplementBook of the Year
Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism, Poetry Foundation, Chicago
Richard J. Finneran Award, Society for Textual Scholarship
Best Scholarly Edition Award, Modernist Studies Association

The Poems of T. S. Eliot
is the authoritative edition of one of our greatest poets, scrupulously edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. It provides, for the first time, a fully scrutinized text of Eliot''s poems, carefully restoring accidental omissions and removing textual errors that have crept in over the full century in which Eliot has been so frequently printed and reprinted. The edition also presents many poems from Eliot''s youth which were published only decades later, as well as others that saw only private circulation in his lifetime, of which dozens are collected for the first time.

To accompany Eliot''s poems, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary that illuminates the creative activity that came to constitute each poem, calling upon drafts, correspondence and other original materials to provide a vivid account of the poet''s working processes, his reading, his influences and his revisions.

The first volume respects Eliot''s decisions by opening with hisCollected Poems 1909-1962 in the form in which he issued it, shortly before his death fifty years ago. There follow in this first volume the uncollected poems from his youth that he had chosen to publish, along with such other poems as could be considered suitable for publication. The second volume opens with the two books of poems of other kinds that he issued,Old Possum''s Book of Practical Catsand his translation of Perse''sAnabase, moving then to verses privately circulated as informal or improper or clubmanlike. Each of these sections is accompanied by its respective commentary, and then, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history recording variants both manuscript and published.

The Poems of T. S. Eliot is a work of enlightening scholarship that will delight and inform all those who read Eliot for pleasure, as well as all those who read with pleasure and for study. Here are a new accuracy and an unparalleled insight into the marvels and landmarks fromThe Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock andThe Waste Land through toFour Quartets.

Christopher Ricks''s publications on Eliot includeT. S. Eliot and Prejudice(1988),Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917(1996), andDecisions and Revisions in T. S. Eliot (the Panizzi Lectures, 2002), together withTrue Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound(2007).Jim McCue is ...
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Title:The Poems Of T. S. Eliot Volume I: Collected And Uncollected Poems
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:1344 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.97 in
Shipping dimensions:1344 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.97 in
Published:December 27, 2018
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780571349128

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