Inventions of the March Hare : Poems 1909-1917

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  • Copyright: 1998-04-01
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This extraordinary trove of previously unpublished early works includes drafts of poems such as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" as well as ribald verse and other youthful curios. "Perhaps the most significant event in Eliot scholarship in the past twenty-five years" (New York Times Book Review). Edited by Christopher Ricks.

Table of Contents

Chronology of T. S. Eliot's Poems 1905-1920
Inventions of the March Harep. 1
Convictions (Curtain Raiser)p. 11
First Caprice in North Cambridgep. 13
Fourth Caprice in Montparnassep. 14
Second Caprice in North Cambridgep. 15
Interlude in Londonp. 16
Operap. 17
Silencep. 18
Mandarins: 1 Stands there, completep. 19
Mandarins: 2 Two ladies of uncertain agep. 20
Mandarins: 3 The eldest of the mandarinsp. 21
Mandarins: 4 Still one more thought for pen and ink!p. 22
Easter: Sensations of April: [I] The little negro girl who lives across the alleyp. 23
Easter: Sensations of April: II Daffodilsp. 24
Goldfish (Essence of Summer Magazines): I Always the August evenings comep. 26
Goldfish (Essence of Summer Magazines): II Embarquement pour Cytherep. 27
Goldfish (Essence of Summer Magazines): III On every sultry afternoonp. 28
Goldfish (Essence of Summer Magazines): IV Among the debris of the yearp. 29
Suite Clownesque: I Across the painted colonnadesp. 32
Suite Clownesque: II Each with a skirt just down to the anclep. 34
Suite Clownesque: III If you're walking down the avenuep. 35
Suite Clownesque: IV In the last contortions of the dancep. 38
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock lines 1-69p. 39
Prufrock's Pervigiliump. 43
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock resumedp. 45
Entretien dans un parcp. 48
Interlude: in a Barp. 51
Paysage Tristep. 52
Afternoonp. 53
Suppressed Complexp. 54
In the Department Storep. 56
The Little Passion: From "An Agony in the Garret"p. 57
Introspectionp. 60
While you were absent in the lavatoryp. 61
The Burnt Dancerp. 62
First Debate between the Body and Soulp. 64
Bacchus and Ariadne: 2nd Debate between the Body and Soulp. 68
The smoke that gathers blue and sinksp. 70
He said: this universe is very cleverp. 71
Inside the gloomp. 72
Oh little voices of the throats of menp. 75
The Love Song of St. Sebastianp. 78
Do I know how I feel? Do I know what I think?p. 80
Hidden under the heron's wingp. 82
O lord, have patiencep. 83
Airs of Palestine, No.2p. 84
Petit Epitrep. 86
Tristan Corbierep. 88
The Engine I-IIp. 90
In silent corridors of deathp. 93
Two Facsimilesp. 95
Notesp. 101
Poems excised from the Notebookp. 305
The Triumph of Bullshitp. 307
Ballade pour la grosse Lulup. 311
Fragments: There was a jolly tinker came across the seap. 314
[Columbo and Bolo verses]p. 315
The text - as it first stood in the Notebook or the loose leaves - of Humouresque (published 1910) and of the poems (here in the order of the volume) in Prufrock and Other Observations (1917)p. 323
Humouresque (After J. Laforgue)p. 325
Preludesp. 334
Rhapsody on a Windy Nightp. 338
Morning at the Windowp. 343
Mr. Apollinaxp. 344
Conversation Galantep. 346
The text - as it first stood in the loose leaves - of the poems in Poems (1919), Ara Vos Prec (1920), and Poems (1920)p. 347
Gerontionp. 349
Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigarp. 353
Sweeney Erectp. 355
A Cooking Eggp. 358
Melange Adultere de Toutp. 361
Lune de Mielp. 362
Dans le Restaurantp. 363
Whispers of Immortalityp. 365
Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Servicep. 377
Sweeney Among the Nightingalesp. 380
Odep. 383
Influence and influencesp. 385
TSE on the situation of poetry circa 1910p. 387
TSE on debts, including that to Dantep. 389
TSE on the borrowing of writers from themselvesp. 391
TSE on the Elizabethans and Jacobeansp. 394
TSE on the poets of the Ninetiesp. 394
TSE on Arthur Symons, The Symbolist Movement in Literature, and on France and the French Symbolistsp. 399
TSE on Bergson and Bradleyp. 409
Index to the Editorial Materialp. 415
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 427
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