One of Eliot's plays
T. S. Eliot was not only one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century—he was also one of the most acute writers on his craft. In On Poetry and Poets, which was first published in 1957, Eliot explores the different forms and purposes of poetry in essays such as "The Three Voices of Poetry," "Poetry and Drama," and "What Is Minor Poetry?" as well as the works of individual poets, including Virgil, Milton, Byron, Goethe, and Yeats. As he writes in "The Music of Poetry," "We must expect a time to come when poetry will have again to be recalled to speech.
Foreword by Sir Anthony Eden. Text of a lecture delivered at a literary luncheon, organized by the London Conservative Union, at the Overseas League, London, April 19, 1955.
Republished in (1956)
The Confidential Clerk was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival in the summer of 1953.
'The dialogue of The Confidential Clerk has a precision and a lightly felt rhythm unmatched in the writing of any contemporary dramatist.' (Times Literary Supplement)
'A triumph of dramatic skill: the handling of the two levels of the play is masterly and Eliot's verse registers its greatest achievement on the stage - passages of great lyrical beauty are incorporated into the dialogue.' (Spectator)
Republished in (1954)