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

T. S. Eliot Valerie Eliot

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Faber & Faber
06 January 2010
Biography; Autobiography: general; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: poetry & poets
Volume Two covers the early years of his editorship of The Criterion (the periodical that Eliot launched with Lady Rothermere's backing in 1922), publication of The Hollow Men and the course of Eliot's thinking about poetry and poetics after The Waste Land. The correspondence charts Eliot's intellectual journey towards conversion to the Anglican faith in 1927, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher, ending with his appointment as a director of the new publishing house of Faber + Gwyer (later becoming Faber + Faber), in late 1925, and the appearance of Poems 1909-1925, Eliot's first publication with the house with which he would be associated for the rest of his life. It was partly because of Eliot's profoundly influential work as cultural commentator and editor that the correspondence is so prolific and so various, and Volume Two of the Letters fully demonstrates the emerging continuities between poet, essayist, editor and letter-writer.
By:   T. S. Eliot
Edited by:   Valerie Eliot
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 64mm
Weight:   1.520kg
ISBN:   9780571140817
ISBN 10:   0571140815
Series:   Letters of T. S. Eliot
Pages:   912
Publication Date:   06 January 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Valerie Eliot has edited T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land, a Facsimile & Transcript of the Original Drafts (1971) and The Letters of T. S. Eliot, Volume I: 1898-1922 (1988; revised 2009) and Volume II: 1923-1925 (2009). Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came 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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