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Call No.: MS Am 1261
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Title: The varieties of metaphysical poetry,
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Typescript lectures by American-born poet, T. S. Elliot.
T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965) was an American-born poet, dramatist, and critic.
3 typescript lectures (with autograph manuscript annotations and revisions in pencil), concerning Eliot's definition of metaphysical poetry. 1 typescript includes an autograph note to F. V. M. (Frank Vigor Morley), stating that the lectures are not meant for publication, but that Morley might find the content interesting. Subject of lectures includes both 17th-century English poets, and those of previous poets in France, Italy, and elsewhere, whose work contains some "metaphysicality"; also discusses the works of poets such as John Donne, Dante Alighieri, Richard Crashaw, and others.Also includes a grey paper folder, with an autograph manuscript note (signed) by Eliot, giving the date of the lectures as January 1933, delivered at Johns Hopkins University as part of the Turnbull Lecture series. These lectures were originally housed in this folder.