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This is an auction for THE VARIETIES OF METAPHYSICAL POETRY by T S Eliot. review:

"Few admirers of the criticism of T.S. Eliot have been able to read anything but summaries or extracts from the eight unpublished lectures on metaphysical poetry that he gave at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1926, or the revised sequence delivered in Baltimore in 1933. Mrs Valerie Eliot commissioned a scholarly edition of this material, resulting in this book. Eliot himself was reluctant to publish the lectures at the time as he considered many of his remarks in need of qualification, clarification and the checking of details of fact and authority. Eliot's theme in these lectures is the relations and affinities between the poetry of Donne, Crashaw and Cowley in the 17th century, Dante and Cavalcanti in the 13th, and certain French poets of the late 19th century, notably Laforgue and Corbiere."

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From Wikipedia:

"Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (1888–1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "one of the twentieth century's major poets." Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), which is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930) and Four Quartets (1945).[2] He is also known for his plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry"..."

Large format (trade) paperback 1993.

343 pages.

Very good condition.

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