The last major verse written by Nobel laureate T. S. Eliot, considered by Eliot himself to be his finest work
Four Quartets is a rich composition that expands the spiritual vision introduced in “The Waste Land.” Here, in four linked poems (“Burnt Norton,” “East Coker,” “The Dry Salvages,” and “Little Gidding”), spiritual, philosophical, and personal themes emerge through symbolic allusions and literary and religious references from both Eastern and Western thought. It is the culminating achievement by a man considered the greatest poet of the twentieth century and one of the seminal figures in the evolution of modernism.
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Review: Four QuartetsUser Review - Dave Maddock - Goodreads
Not as good as his earlier work, but there are some very striking passages. Little Gidding is the most successful of the four and helps make the set more consciously unified. Read full review
Review: Four QuartetsUser Review - Amy Edwards - Goodreads
I am not worthy of this poem. As I read, I felt its beauty and profoundness, but I also felt I was only grasping a tiny bit of Eliot's message. I happened, by coincidence, to read this poem on the eve ... Read full review