Date of publication: 2017-08-29 21:55
Eldrid Herrington, an American writer and academic who lives in London, has written a review of the critical edition of The Poems of TS Eliot edited by Ricks and McCue – 8775 this definitive and magisterial edition… a gift for the ages 8776 – in the Hong Kong Review of Books.
8775 This handsome new publication brings together, for the first time in a single edition, the six poems that T. S. Eliot wrote for the series, and in so doing restores them to the company of the artworks that originally partnered them. 8776 Full details on the Faber website here.
Each programme is introduced by Martha Kearney and the works discussed with special guests, including the actress Fiona Shaw, the writer Jeanette Winterson, Rory Stewart MP, and the lawyer Anthony Julius. Details of each programme are available via the links above.
In this age of 8775 listicles 8776 , it 8767 s perhaps not surprising to find someone listing the ten best Eliot poems – but this someone is Robert Crawford, author of the recent Eliot biography, and Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews. You can read his choices, and their justifications, in the US magazine Publishers Weekly here.
For the 7568 edition, the journal hopes to attract scholarly research on the legacy of . Eliot and so will happily accept comparative studies as well as author-based submissions.
Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley,
Wet, below the snow line, smelling of vegetation
With a running stream and a water-mill beating the darkness,
And three trees on the low sky,
And an old white horse galloped away in the meadow.
Then we came to a tavern with vine-leaves over the lintel,
Six hands at an open door dicing for pieces of silver,
And feet kicking the empty wine-skins,
But there was no information, and so we continued
And arrived at evening, not a moment too soon
Finding the place it was (you may say) satisfactory.
Fragments have been published of three previously unseen erotic poems by TS Eliot. Addressed to a 8775 Tall Girl 8776 , it is thought they may have been written about Valerie, and released only after her death.
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The Tablet reports that, among its 8775 post-Biblical 8776 readings, the first editions of the breviary for the Ordinariate, the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham, include writings by TS Eliot. The editors say it is hard to think of a parallel where non-Catholic writers have been included in a prayer book sanctioned by the Catholic Church.
Jremy Noel-Tod in the Irish Independent : 8775 contain copious evidence that Eliot himself was now considered the greatest literary critic of his own time, and that he, too, had 8766 contracted 8767 an unhappy marriage 8776
In a fascinating essay, Jim McCue explores (Section I) influences and borrowings in Eliot 8767 s work from the poet Edgar Lee Masters (Section II) Eliot 8767 s response to the emotions and poetry of WWI and (Section III) throws interesting light upon the infamous 8775 axle-tree 8776 passage in Burnt Norton. The essay can be read and downloaded here
A Jacob Epstein bust of TS Eliot has been bequeathed to the University of Kent by the poet 8767 s estate. 8775 Modelled in clay and cast in bronze, the likeness…is rooted in observation but features an expressive approach to its form and texture, 8776 say the University. It will sit in Eliot College at the University, alongside a Patrick Heron portrait of Eliot. 8775 Valerie had considered giving it during her lifetime, 8776 said a representative of the estate, 8775 but could not bear to be parted from the likeness of her beloved Tom. 8776 Full story here.