Young Eliot [Book Of The Week]

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012015020220191021 (BBC7)
20191022 (BBC7)

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Childhood in St Louis, where Tom's life is cosseted and formal at Locust Street, and where the 'hurricane' 1896 will have an influence on the future poet's work..

Readers: Tom Mannion and David Acton

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Poet Robert Crawford's biography of one of the great figures of 20th-century literature.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

022015020320191022 (BBC7)
20191023 (BBC7)

Harvard means serious study for Tom, some after-hours jollity, and a love of French decadent poetry. Then he heads for Paris...

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, and abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Readers: Tom Mannion and David Acton

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Harvard, Paris and beyond. Robert Crawford's biography of poet TS Eliot.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

032015020420191023 (BBC7)
20191024 (BBC7)

In 1914 Tom leaves Harvard for Merton College, Cambridge, to further his studies, refine his poetry, and here he meets his future wife Vivienne.

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death.

Reader: Tom Mannion

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Cambridge University and meeting Vivien. Robert Crawford's biography of poet TS Eliot.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

042015020520191024 (BBC7)
20191025 (BBC7)

Time spent in Bosham. Then in London, Tom becomes a bank employee. Then lines for The Waste Land begin to take shape.

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Readers: Tom Mannion and David Acton

Producer Duncan Minshull

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Working at a bank and The Waste Land. Robert Crawford's biography of poet TS Eliot.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

052015020620191025 (BBC7)
20191026 (BBC7)

Tom still works in the bank, but his verse is published by Virginia Woolf and he dines with James Joyce in Paris. Then comes The Waste Land..

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Concluded by Tom Mannion and David Acton.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Literary greats and The Waste Land. Robert Crawford's biography of poet TS Eliot.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres