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Four uartets The Four uartets is a series of four poems by TS Eliot published individually from 1936 to 1942 and in book form in 1943; it was considered by Eliot himself to be his finest work Each of the uartets has five movements and each is titled by a place name BURNT NORTON 1936 EAST COKER 1940 THE DRY SALVAGES 1941 and LITTLE GIDDING 1942 Eliot's insights into the cyclical nature of life are revealed through themes and images woven throughout the four poems Spiritual philosophical and personal themes emerge through symbolic allusions and literary and religious references from both Eastern and Western thought The work addresses the connections of the personal and historical present and past spiritual renewal and the very nature of experience; it is considered the poet's clearest exposition of his Christian beliefs The Merriam Webster Encyclopedia of Literature


About the Author: T.S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet dramatist and literary critic He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 for his outstanding pioneer contribution to present day poetry He wrote the poems The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock The Waste Land The Hollow Men Ash Wednesday and Four uartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay Tradition and the Individ



10 thoughts on “Four uartets

  1. says:

    I remember being at my first anatomy dissection as a demonstrator took this slim volume out of his pocket and said to me in a room full of cadavers In my end is my beginning Isn't that wonderful? TS Eliot Do you know it? You must read it If I'd read the scene in a novel I would have thought it contrived and overly theatrical But I swear it actually happene


  2. says:

    TS Eliot’s Four uartets are as apocalyptically sound as his well known The Waste Land at least in terms of bored freshman who in the fullness of time will most likely only dimly remember sludging their way through the poem in some reuisite English Lit courses but whereas the latter keeps its cosmic lens rolling on the ecological religious and human desolation br


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    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewProfound Place Four uartets by T S EliotOriginal Review 1981 05 12I’m always impressed by the influence of mediaeval mystical texts on 'Four uartets' This was the subject of a chapter in my thesis These days I would probably want to change some of the argument of that chapter but I would not change the overall co


  4. says:

    This type of poetry fills me with bewilderment of where was I till now and how it took me this much time to encounter something as brilliant as this Seriously where was I ?


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    This is the first record of my reading that I have not posted on this website in 6 and a half yearsYou can find my full review of the amazing experience of this book at soapboxing ORIGINAL Well I just I what I mean to say is I think IHoly fuckYeah gimme a minute on this one guys


  6. says:

    45 Through my years on Goodreads I've seen reviews of TS Eliot's poetry especially The Wasteland and it always sounds like something I'd love But also a lot of work because he makes allusions mostly to stuff I haven't read yet I've read uite a lot classics now yet still not the ones he references the most To whittle down outstanding categories in a reading challenge I was looking for something v


  7. says:

    This is something that I've been reading and returning to for than 40 years Few works are so intimately connected with my own life changes Truly all poems are read afresh with each reading as oneself changes the poems change In the case of Four uartets I used to go o it for melancholy comfort a vague spiritual longing too balmed with its reverberations of paradox and eastern thoughts while rooted in the


  8. says:

    The Four uartets by TS Eliot is a classic The Four uartets are regarded by many to be the greatest philosophical poem of this century The titles of the four sections which make up the uartets are place names each corresponding to a phase of spiritual development What particularly satisfies about the Four uartets is that they complete Eliot's broad spiritual landscape begun with Prufrock Gerontion and The Wastela


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    We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first timeThrough the unknown unremembered gateWhen the last of earth left to discoverIs that which was the beginning;At the source of the longest riverThe voice of the hidden waterfallAnd the children in the apple treeNot known because not looked forBut heard half heard in the stillnessBetwee


  10. says:

    Nothing beats a glimpse to approach this attempt to write a few words about Eliot's Four uartetsThis long poem a meditation on life time poetry or uite merely on words earned its author the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948Four poems called according to places in England and the United States Burnt Norton East Coker The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding were first written separately only to reappear together in 1943 as then Four


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