A talk by Thomas Howard, author of Dove Descending: A Journey into T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"
With Dr. Thomas HOWARD, Author
Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center
Many appeal to T.S. Eliot's work only when they are seeking an image or an explanation of what is wrong with our world and our souls: "The Waste Land," "The Hollow Men," a "pair of ragged claws/Scuttling across the floors of silent seas." What often gets lost in this use of Eliot is the joy of his poetry, and the sublimity of his vision of the ultimate meaning of life. According to Dr. Thomas Howard, author of Dove Descending: A Journey into T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets", nowhere is this joy and sublimity better expressed than in T.S. Eliot's greatest series of poems, "The Four Quartets." This evening we will host Professor Howard--who has also written essays about the Inklings, CS Lewis, as well as several memoirs--as he shares his appreciation for Eliot's most ecstatic moment.
The event is open to the public and free of charge.