In the delightfully small Pocket Poets format that has proved so popular, a selection of the early poems of one of the greatest and most influential poets of our century. This essential collection includes that towering landmark of modernism, "The Waste Land", as well as such keenly ironic classics as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "Sweeney Among the Nightingales".
About the Author
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) was one of the fathers of modernism and a defining voice in English-language poetry. He is the author of some of the best known poems in the English language, including "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," The Waste Land, "Ash Wednesday," and Four Quartets. The leading poet of the modernist avant-garde, Eliot radically reimagined the possibilities for literature in the twentieth century and beyond, and was also renowned as a playwright and as a literary and social critic. Eliot's books of criticism include The Sacred Wood, while his theatrical works include Murder in the Cathedral. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.
Peter Washington is the author of "Madame Blavatsky's Baboon," He is the editor of several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet anthologies including "Love Poems" and" Friendship Poems,"