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Jeremy Irons reads Four Quartets, the culminating achievement of T.S. Eliot's career as a poet.
Four Quartets containins some of the most musical and unforgettable passages in 20th Century poetry. Across its four parts - 'Burnt Norton', 'East Coker', 'The Dry Salvages' and 'Little Gidding' - it presents a rigorous meditation on the spiritual, philosophical and personal themes which preoccupied the author. The fact that a private voice was speaking for the concerns of an entire generation, in the midst of war and doubt, confirmed it as an enduring masterpiece.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Jeremy iron's reading is introduced by Michael Symmons Roberts, Lord David Alton and Gail McDonald.Biografía del autor:
T.S. Eliot (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to an old Yankee family. He immigrated to England in 1914 (at age 25), settling, working and marrying there. He was eventually naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39, renouncing his American citizenship.
Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), which is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry."
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