For T. S. Eliot’s birthday this week, a new book trailer and a look at his Complete Prose

John Hopkins University Press has posted an article about the publication of the first two digital volumes of The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot. The guest post by Jewel Spears Brooker and Ronald Schuchard includes an brief excerpt from the introduction and video trailer for the books.

Johns Hopkins University Press Blog

Guest post by Jewel Spears Brooker and Ronald Schuchard
eliot-portrait-webDigital editions of the first two volumes of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, a monumental work shepherded for many years by general editor Ronald Schuchard, will be officially published this week on Eliot’s birthday (September 26; he was born in St. Louis in 1888).  To mark the occasion, we are pleased to share a new book trailer along with a portion of the introduction to volume one, Apprentice Years, 1905–1918, which “returns readers to the beginning of Eliot’s intellectual life.”
“The token that a philosophy is true,” T. S. Eliot argued in a 1914 student essay, “is the fact that it brings us to the exact point from which we started.” Three decades later, in the final lines of his last major poem, “Four Quartets,” he echoes the idea: “And the end of all our exploring / Will…

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