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Four Quartets (Poet to Poet: An Essential Choice of Classic Verse) [Paperback]

T.S. Eliot
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3 April 2000 Poet to Poet: An Essential Choice of Classic Verse
In this series, a contemporary poet advocates a poet of the past or present whom they have particularly admired. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express, the selectors offer intriguing insight into their own work.

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; New edition edition (3 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571203434
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571203437
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 774,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A major new recording by Ralph Fiennes. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

From the Publisher

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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 27 Mar 2010
By Archie
'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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To keep you thinking 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Ralph Fiennes does it well 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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5.0 out of 5 stars My personal challenge throughout 2012 17 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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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5.0 out of 5 stars The best poetry ever 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening 19 Jun 2014
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T.S. Eliot writes with such passion so excellently written and so educational. I wish I had studied this at college.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Birthday gift 13 May 2014
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I find this business of being pestered to write a review when I do not wish to extremely irritating and this makes me un likely to write anything meaningful as I regard it as a waste of my time. Reviewing should be optional!
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