"Dante: The Poets On The Poets" 1929 ELIOT, T.S. (SOLD)


[69] pp.

Faber & Faber


7 3/4" x 5 1/4"

Jacket design by Rex Whistler

*jacket front cover panel only preserved in mylar sleeve*

The Poets on the Poets - No. 2

This is the second volume in the publisher's 'Poets on the Poets' series - a series of essays by contemporary poets on their predecessors. This essay by T.S. Eliot is not an academic 'introduction'; it is a personal account of the way in which the author, over many years, arrived at his understanding and appreciation of Dante.

In this intimate essay, Eliot shares his own path of comprehension and admiration for the great poet, Dante, intended for those who seek to embark on a similar voyage. From a humble foundation of limited language skills, Eliot's exploration guides readers through the gradual evolution of their understanding, from relishing individual verses to embracing the entirety of Dante's magnificent body of work.