By T. S. Eliot
'Each 12 months Eliot's presence reasserts itself at a deeper point, to an viewers that's shocked to discover itself extra chastened, extra astonished, extra humble.' Ted Hughes
Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot used to be one of many defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This variation of amassed Poems 1909-1962 comprises his verse from Prufrock and different Observations (1917) to 4 Quartets (1943), and contains such literary landmarks because the Waste Land and previous Possum's publication of useful Cats.
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Communication was extremely swift, whether by postal correspondence (five deliveries a day in Munich), by publication (one month plus one week from contract to presentation copy for Kafka’s first book of fiction), or by telephone and telegraph. It was possible for the poet Jules Laforgue to be born in Uruguay, educated at one of the best provincial secondary schools in France, employed as a reader by the Dowager Empress of Germany, and commissioned to translate the American works of Walt Whitman.
Daring young instructors in English courses can now safely recognize Edna Millay, Sherwood Anderson and Carl Sandburg” (New Masses, Sept. 1928: 13). The bureau would have noticed the sea shift, as well, and its attention to college campuses and on the reading lists of certain professors would lead eventually to HUAC investigations of college instructors who were scrutinized for what they taught and what they required their students to read. Hoover looked suspiciously at all “molders of public opinion,” domestic or international, and he focused inordinate energy on the writers.
Mitgang reports “the FBI used false names as subscribers to the club in order to find out what was being published and by whom” (38). A notation in Nobel laureate Sinclair Lewis’s file, for example, reads “From a review of these pamphlets, it appeared that ‘The Reader’s Club’ would be similar in operation to the wellknown Book of the Month Club. The committee designated to select the books that were to be made available to the members of the club included Sinclair Lewis” (39). Lewis had been a suspect writer certainly since the late 1920s when Army Intelligence had begun to keep tabs on him: he endorsed the Viking Press’s publication of the Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti.