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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (8 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571068944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571068944
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot - made up of 'Burnt Norton', 'East Coker', 'The Dry Salvages' and 'Little Gidding' - is perhaps the culminating achievement of the Nobel Prize-winning poet's career.

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We are pleased to announce the publication of eleven more titles into the new typographic look. The specifications for the books are high -beautifully produced, they all have flaps and are sewn and printed in Italy. The latest batch represents some of the core titles of the backlist (Philip Larkin's Collected Poems, Ted Hughes's New Selected Poems, James Joyce's Poems and Shorter Writings) along with key, single volumes that should be part of any poetry lover's library (and whose reissue, in the form in which they were first published, will give a whole new generation the pleasure of coming to the books as original readers). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SA Brain on 31 May 2012
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Purchased as yet another replacement copy-last one fell apart as usual. I carry it wherever I'm going in case I'm stuck at a station or airport and bored with or run out of energy for my current reading matter. Complex and uplifting the final words never fail to move me.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Archie on 27 Mar. 2010
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'The Four Quartets' is often mocked by people who don't enjoy poetry as nonsense. Although it takes a greaqt deal of patience to try and understand what Eliot is saying, it is nevertheless worth reading. It was written over a lenghty time and seems to illustrate Eliot's faith and his attempt to reach some sort of understanding. It can be seen as a piece of meditation which draws both from Christian and Buddhist influences. It is not an 'easy read', but even if you don't take the trouble to try and understand what it means, it can still create a particular feeling as most good poetry does. I suppose it is sort of comparable to a Steven Berkoff play - the meaning can be a bit obscure unless you actually spend hours studying it - but it still leaves a powerful impression!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Bolton on 18 Mar. 2013
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T.S.Eliot's mind takes you around so many twists and turns so this is collection of poetry to which you have to come back time and time again. It is not a one off. I enjoy the stimulation of the words and images he uses. They may fascinate, but they never satisfy since there is always more to be discovered at every subsequent read. One can get hooked on poetry of this genre which is philosophical and metaphysical, and yet so absorbing and thought provoking..
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Prakash Mackay on 31 Jan. 2010
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Ralph Fiennes does a magnificent job of reading one of my all time favorite poems, The Four Quartets by T.S.Eliot. A true delight
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Carvalho on 15 Aug. 2013
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t.s. eliot is, no doubt, the great English language poet. "The four quartets"is probably one of the bst poems of mankind. Many of its verses are today popular sayings, titles of films and books, or even themes of life for writers and common people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By karin castle on 17 Jan. 2014
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So many touching words , I said to my soul be still and wait without hope for hope would be hope for the wrong thing, wait without love for love would be love for the wrong thing, yet there is faith, but the faith, the hope and the love are all in the waiting, wait without thought for you are not yet ready for thought. So the darkness will be the light, the stillness the dancing ..................karin castle.
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By Mike Partner on 23 Jun. 2015
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This rating has nothing to do with the Four Quartets themselves. They are such wonderful examples of the skill and art of poetry that I have nothing to add. What I would say and what demonstrates a total lack of appreciation of the music, sound and cadence of the poetry is the inclusion of a soundtrack that drains all of these elements away from the words. A semi automatic reading by a voice that has the sound of computer generated speech is outrageous when attached to a cultural product that uses these elements so intimately to produce meaning within the work. Shame on Amazon for committing such a cultural travesty!
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By Christine Clarke on 30 Jan. 2014
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To love poetryijs essential. To love Eliot's poetry takes time and effort, reading and re-reading. But no-one said it would be easy. The thing about Eliot is that it is SO very worth it when you get there - or when you realise the meaning is there for you to interpret in whatever way you wish to do so. Persevere and the rewards you will claim as your own.
By the way - I have not read it all yet - as I said - it takes time!
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