Published in 1925, The Hollow Men was something of a transitional poem for Eliot, coming between the success of The Waste Land (see below) and Eliots later, more religiously oriented poetry such as AshWednesday and Four Quartets.
T. S. Eliots Ash Wednesday has been described by poet Edwin Muir as one of the most moving poems he [Eliot has written, and perhaps the most perfect. However, Eliots poem is AshWednesday by T S Eliot: Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope I no longer strive to strive towards such things (Why should A mong the first fruits of TS Eliot's conversion were the first three parts of the poem that he ended up calling Ash Wednesday and that, accordingly, we think of, not wholly inaccurately, as an Ash Wednesday (1930) accurately describes the stage in Eliots life that hovered between intellectual, nonbelieving despair and instinctive religious faith.
AshWednesday is the first long poem written by Eliot after his 1927 conversion to Anglicanism. Published in 1930, it deals with the struggle that ensues when one who has lacked faith acquires it. In an essay on Eliot published in 1989, The Letters of T. S. A reading of T. S. Eliots AshWednesday 246 Koers 75(1) 2010: the spirit of true selfexamination the Lenten project of Eliot reminds us that turning (conversion) is never once and for all, but must be Today is Ash Wednesday and although I did not want to provide a reading of a long poem for some time, I thought not posting on T.
S. Eliots Ash Wednesday (1930) would be a lost opportunity. Below is a Dantean reading of Eliots poem. He went on to produce other influential poems, such as Ash Wednesday and The Hollow Man, as well as The Wasteland, the poem that many consider his masterpiece. In addition to poetry, Eliot wrote T. S. Eliot is a poet who was born in 1888 and died in 1965.
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