The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume I: Collected and Uncollected Poems

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Faber & Faber, Nov 17, 2015 - Poetry - 1200 pages

Here, for the first time, is 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.

The first volume respects Eliot's decisions by opening with his Collected 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 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 from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land through to Four Quartets.

 

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This effectively replaces Eliot's Collected Poems 1909-1962 as the definitive source for Eliot's major poetry: its only drawback is that it weighs in at slightly over five pounds. (The second volume ... Read full review

Contents

Prufrock and Other Observations
3
Gerontion
31
A Cooking Egg
38
Dans le Restaurant
45
Sweeney Among the Nightingales
51
A Game of Chess
58
Notes on the Waste Land
72
Because I do not hope to turn again
87
know how I feel? Do I know what I think?
269
Song The golden foot I may not kiss or clutch
284
am asked by my friend the Man in White Spats
298
a Voyage to the Bahamas and the Parts about New Spain
308
An Editorial Composite
321
Introduction
351
Prufrock and Other Observations
363
Poems 1920
455

Although I do not hope to turn again
96
A Song for Simeon
103
The Cultivation of Christmas Trees
109
Triumphal March
131
Eyes that last I saw in tears
139
Virginia
145
The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven
153
The Word of the Lord came unto me saying
161
In the beginning God created the world
168
Four Quartets
177
Defence of the Islands
213
A Dedication to my Wife
219
To the Class of 1905
227
Song The moonflower opens to the moth
233
Spleen
239
Goldfish Essence of Summer Magazines
246
The Triumph of Bullshit
252
Entretien dans un parc
256
Headnote
547
Commentary
587
The Hollow Men
711
AshWednesday
727
Ariel Poems
757
Unfinished Poems
783
Minor Poems
835
Choruses from The Rock
857
Headnote
881
Commentary
903
Occasional Verses
1045
Uncollected Poems
1063
The End of All Our Exploring
1221
Bibliography
1229
Index of Identifying Titles for Prose by T S Eliot
1253
Index to the Editorial Material
1275
Index of Titles and First Lines
1301
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Christopher Ricks's publications on Eliot include T. S. Eliot and Prejudice (1988), Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 (1996), and Decisions and Revisions in T. S. Eliot (the Panizzi Lectures, 2002), together with True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound (2007).

Jim McCue is the author of Edmund Burke and Our Present Discontents (1997) and editor of the Penguin Selected Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough (1991). For fifteen years he worked for The Times, where he wrote the Bibliomane column. His imprint, the Foundling Press, began with the first separate publication of T. S. Eliot's Eeldrop and Appleplex, and has printed for the first time writings by Alexander Pope, Ben Jonson, Henry James and A. E. Housman.

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