‘That crown which he set on his lifetime’s effort.’ Ted HughesFour Quartets is the culminating achievement of T.
S. Eliot’s career as a poet. This edition is based on the design made by Giovanni Mardersteig for his letterpress edition of 1960 and marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of its first publication in the UK by Faber & Faber in 1944. ‘Throughout these poems there is also the invention of new rhythms, of unimagined possibilities in the movement of language . . . He is perhaps more original and inventive in rhythm than any other poet in English.’ Delmore Schwartz’The most original contribution to poetry that has been made in our time.’ Edwin Muir