This is the second volume of a two-volume critical edition of T.S. Eliot’s poems.
Following the collected and uncollected poems of the first volume, this second volume opens with the two books of verse of other kinds that Eliot issued: the children’s verse of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and Anabasis, his translation of St.-John Perse’s Anabase. This volume then gathers the verses that Eliot contributed to the learnedly lighthearted exchanges of Noctes Binanianæ, and others that he wrote off-the-cuff or for intimate friends. Each of these sections is accompanied by its own commentary. Finally, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history that contains not only variants from all known drafts and the many printings but also extended passages amounting to hundreds of lines of compelling verse
About the Author
T. S. Eliot was the author of The Waste Land and Four Quartets, among other works. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. Paperback, 688 pages.