Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent many of his adult years in England. He worked for a bank while writing poetry, teaching, and reviewing, and was soon recognized as a force in the British literary world. The Waste Land confirmed his reputation as an innovative poet.
Frank Kermode is among our greatest contemporary critics. He has written and edited many works, among them The Sense of Ending and Shakespeare's Language.
This slim volume contains many of Eliot's greatest hits, including the title pieces as well as "Portrait of a Lady," "Rhapsody on a Windy Night," "Gerontion," "Sweeney Among the Nightingales," and numerous others. Outstanding at this price.