The Composition of Four Quartets

PDF EBook by Helen Louise Gardner

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This kind of book will not be possible for most literature now written with computers, unless poets or their early readers print and save drafts. The Composition of Four Quartets PDF EBook Helen Gardner bases her account of Eliot’s composition of Four Quartets on the many manuscript fragments, typed drafts, and collections of correspondence that are preserved in various libraries. She acknowledges that Eliot, even though he donated the early versions to those libraries, might not have been comfortable with the attention to the process, but also notes that he was always willing to discuss and explain choices in later poems as he was not for earlier ones like The Waste Land. Readers who have been puzzled by Four Quartets might be skeptical, but Gardner presents a convincing argument for Eliot’s desire to be more widely understood. Gardner also intends her study to be accessible to anyone who loves the poems, but the minute details of revision as catalogued in Part 2 of the book do appeal more to a specialized reader.
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