Eliot's poetry ranges from the massively magisterial ( The Waste Land
), to the playfully pleasant ( Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
). This volume of Eliot's poetry and plays offers the complete text of these and most all of Eliot's poetry, including the full text of Four Quartets
. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
, Eliot exerted a profound influence on his contemporaries in the arts generally and this collection makes his genius clear.
About the Author
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.