Letters of T.S. Eliot, Volume 5: 1930-1931 by T. S. Eliot

By T. S. Eliot

This 5th quantity of the accumulated letters of poet, playwright, essayist, and literary critic Thomas Stearns Eliot covers the years 1930 via 1931. It was once in this interval that the acclaimed American-born author earnestly embraced his newly avowed Anglo-Catholic religion, a call that earned him the antagonism of pals like Virginia Woolf and Herbert learn. additionally evidenced in those correspondences is Eliot's turning out to be estrangement from his spouse Vivien, with the writer's newfound commitment to the Anglican Church exacerbating the sadness of an already tormented union.

Yet regardless of his own trials, this era was once one in every of nice literary task for Eliot. In 1930 he composed the poems Ash-Wednesday and Marina, and released Coriolan and a translation of Saint-John Perse's Anabase the subsequent yr.

As director on the British publishing apartment Faber & Faber and editor of The Criterion he inspired W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Louis MacNeice, and Ralph Hogdson, released James Joyce's Haveth Childers Everywhere, and grew to become down a publication idea from Eric Blair, greater recognized through his pen identify, George Orwell. via Eliot's correspondences from this time the reader will get a full-bodied view of a very good artist at a private, specialist, and non secular crossroads.

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So all my hardly acquired fat has disappeared. Thank God. Never get fat. ’) The first part of Coriolan (Ariel Poems) is published, with the title ‘Triumphal March’; and ‘Difficulties of a Statesman’. 17 january – TSE makes his first retreat at the Society of the Sacred Mission, Kelham Theological College, Nottinghamshire. 20 january – TSE is elected Hon. Fellow of the Mark Twain Society. february – TSE gets his own office at F&F, having hitherto shared a room with his American colleague Frank Morley.

S. ’ (That great project is being carried forward by Ronald Schuchard and his team of co-editors in The Complete Prose of T. S. ) She was vigilant too in seeking to ensure that fresh editions of Eliot’s works met the highest standards of scholarly scrupulousness and textual exactitude. Late in the 1970s, for instance, she was told by Faber & Faber that the time had come for a new edition of Four Quartets – ‘but,’ she responded in a letter to Charles Monteith on 7 March 1978, there is little point in publishing a facsimile of the first edition.

3, 2012; Vol. , 1920) To Criticise the Critic (London: Faber & Faber, 1965; New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965) The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism: Studies in the Relation of Criticism to Poetry in England (London: Faber & Faber, 1933) The Waste Land (1922, 1923) The Waste Land: A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Drafts, ed. Valerie Eliot (London: Faber & Faber, 1971; New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1971) The Varieties of Metaphysical Poetry, ed. Ronald Schuchard (London: Faber & Faber, 1993; New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994) A.

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