Author(s): T.S. Eliot
Eliot's masterpiece depicts the breakdown both of an individual consciousness and of civilisation as a whole, in a variety of voices and moods from witty satire to nightmare vision, from despair to a glimpse of peace. This previously unknown and unheard recording of Eliot reading was recorded in America in 1935.
A major recording of the most influential poem of the twentieth century, read by the author.
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.