Featuring rare archival recordings of the featured poet reading his own work! Each program in Random House Audio Voices' exclusive THE VOICE OF THE POET series is accompanied by a book containing the text of the poems and a commentary by J.D. McClatchy.
Release Date: Mar 29, 2005
Publisher: Random House Audio
Meet the Author
Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry." He wrote the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay Tradition and the Individual Talent. Eliot was born an American, moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at ...
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Nov 14, 2010
Well, I guess I'm supposed to be more impressed than I am. Eliot is considered one of the greats. I have a hard time, though, enjoying poetry that seems to be intentionally impenetrable. If I need experts and critics to explain it to me, it doesn't feel much like poetry. Give me some good old Rob... more...
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Nov 04, 2011
I stumbled upon this series at the library - famous poets reciting their own poetry. It is kind of brilliant. I am going to explore more in this series.
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