T. S. Eliot is arguably the most influential poet of the 20th century, and The Waste Land one of its most significant poems. This introduction to the life and works of T.S. Eliot sets his writing clearly in the context of his times. Outlining his life and cultural background and their effect on his work, Ronald Tamplin examines his poetry and focuses in detail on three major works: The Waste Land, Four Quartets and the play, Murder in the Cathedral.
Ronald Tamplin is a Senior Lecturer at the Univeristy of Exeter. His previous books include "Vivaldi" (1968) and "Wynkyn de Worde's Gesta Romanorum" (1974) and he has published many articles and poems.