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Published: 24 November 2011

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780199774173

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T. S. Eliot

Craig Raine

Lives and Legacies

  • Both a brisk biography and a pithy guide to the often difficult verse of Eliot
  • Devotes attention to the major poetry and the plays: in addition to hallmark works like The Waste Land and the Four Quartets, Raine examines Eliot's career as a dramatist with readings of Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party
  • Contends with the vexing charges that Eliot was an anti-Semite
  • Includes a chronology of the poet's life, charting his major achievements and key events in his life