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Prufrock and Other Observations (Poet to Poet

By T. S. Eliot

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Format: Paperback, 48 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 19 February 2001
The response of one writer to the work of another can be doubly illuminating. In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past whom they have particularly admired. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their introductions, the selectors offer intriguing insight into their own work, as well as providing a passionate and accessible introduction to some of the greatest poets in history.

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Prufrock and Other Observations by T. S. Eliot is unarguably one of the most influential debut collections of poetry that the twentieth-century has produced.

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1888. He was educated at Harvard, at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at Merton College, Oxford. His early poetry was profoundly influenced by the French symbolists, especially Baudelaire and Laforgue. In his academic studies he specialised in philosophy and logic. His doctoral thesis was on F. H. Bradley. He settled in England in 1915, the year in which he married Vivienne Haigh-Wood and also met his contemporary Ezra Pound for the first time. After teaching for a year or so he joined Lloyds Bank in the City of London in 1917, the year in which he published his first volume, Prufrock and Other Observations. In 1919 Poems was hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. His first collection of essays, The Sacred Wood, appeared in 1920. His most famous work, The Waste Land, was published in 1922, the same year as James Joyce's Ulysses. The poem was included in the first issue of his jou

EAN: 9780571207206
ISBN: 0571207200
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Dimensions: 18 x 11.5 centimetres (0.01 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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