Dr. Anthony J. Cuda
Associate Professor, English
The Complete Poems and Plays: 1909-1950
by T. S. Eliot
This is a profoundly moving and terrifying book that demonstrated for me, when I first read "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" especially, just how powerful and irrevocable an experience the discovery of a new poem could be. Eliot himself wrote that when you come into contact with such a work, you "may be changed, metamorphosed almost, within a few weeks even, from a bundle of second-hand sentiments into a person."