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Four Quartets

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  • Seller:TOTAL BOOKS
  • Sales Rank:3,321,421
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Seventh Printing
  • Pages:64
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.1
  • Publication Date:January 3, 1998
  • ISBN:0571068944
  • EAN:9780571068944
  • ASIN:0571068944
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Synopsis
The culminating achievement of Eliot's poetic career. The four parts: Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding present a rigorous meditation upon those spiritual, philosophical and personal themes that preoccupied the author
Amazon.com Review
Published in the fiery days of World War II, Four Quartets stands as a testament to the power of poetry amid the chaos of the time. Let the words speak for themselves: "The dove descending breaks the air/With flame of incandescent terror/Of which the tongues declare/The only discharge from sin and error/The only hope, or the despair/Lies in the choice of pyre or pyre--/To be redeemed from fire by fire./Who then devised this torment?/Love/Love is the unfamiliar Name/Behind the hands that wave/The intolerable shirt of flame/Which human power cannot remove./We only live, only suspire/Consumed by either fire or fire."

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