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The Voice of the Poet

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Featuring rare archival recordings of the featured poet reading his own work! Each program in Random House Audio Voices' exclusive THE VOICE OF THE POET series is accompanied by a book containing the text of the poems and a commentary by J.D. McClatchy.
Audio CD, 64 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by Random House Audio
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Well, I guess I'm supposed to be more impressed than I am. Eliot is considered one of the greats. I have a hard time, though, enjoying poetry that seems to be intentionally impenetrable. If I need experts and critics to explain it to me, it doesn't feel much like poetry. Give me some good old Robert Frost---accessible, clear, beautiful representations of ordinary life and the natural world.

I know The Wasteland is considered Eliot's enduring masterpiece, but I thought East Coker from Four Quarte
Oct 08, 2015 James rated it liked it
I somehow love him less for having heard him read his work but the Voice of the Poet series is still great.
Apr 15, 2015 Tonya rated it really liked it
Hey, it's T. S. Eliot-- you can't go wrong with that guy!
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Shelves: british, english, poetry
Apr 15, 2012 Janet rated it really liked it
I love that this book is also read by the author on CD. It gives you the proper intended inflection from Eliot and helps to provide a greater understanding of how/why the poem is written and separated as it is. The Wasteland was my favorite part, as this classic contains so many references and points. Definately a quick read/listen if you want it to be, but also can lend toward more detailed analysis, if you are interested.
Nov 04, 2011 Al rated it liked it
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I stumbled upon this series at the library - famous poets reciting their own poetry. It is kind of brilliant. I am going to explore more in this series.
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Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry." He wrote the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay Tradition and the Individ ...more
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