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Four Quartets

Written by: T. S. Eliot
Narrated by: Ralph Fiennes
Length: 52 mins
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A masterly new recording by Ralph Fiennes. Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T. S. Eliot's career as a poet.

While containing some of the most musical and unforgettable passages in 20th-century poetry, its four parts, 'Burnt Norton', 'East Coker', 'The Dry Salvages' and 'Little Gidding', present a rigorous meditation on the spiritual, philosophical and personal themes which preoccupied the author.

It was the way in which a private voice was heard to speak for the concerns of an entire generation, in the midst of war and doubt, that confirmed it as an enduring masterpiece.

©1944 T. S. Eliot (P)2011 Faber & Faber Ltd

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"Eliot's own reading of Four Quartets was masterly, but this recording is an elegant tribute." ( The Guardian)

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