Four Quartets (Faber Poetry)-

  • Title: Four Quartets (Faber Poetry)
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  • Released: 2009-10-29
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  • Pages: 64
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  • ASIN: B002VFPS1S


Published in the fiery days of World War II, Four Quartets stands as a testament to the power of poetry amid the chaos of the time. Let the words speak for themselves: "The dove descending breaks the air/With flame of incandescent terror/Of which the tongues declare/The only discharge from sin and error/The only hope, or the despair/Lies in the choice of pyre or pyre--/To be redeemed from fire by fire./Who then devised this torment?/Love/Love is the unfamiliar Name/Behind the hands that wave/The intolerable shirt of flame/Which human power cannot remove./We only live, only suspire/Consumed by either fire or fire."

Review I submit this quotation as one of the finest lyrics written in our time ... I strongly recommend a reading of Mr. T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets. -- The New York Times Book Review, pdf
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