- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Edition:New edition
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.7
- Publication Date:March 1996
T. S. Eliot reads his famous cycle of poems, a testament of faith even for those who profess no faith, a book of far-from-common prayer for many who rejectprayers and prayer books and formal religion.
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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