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Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 (1997) [Collection]
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In 1922, T.S. Eliot sold to a benefactor a notebook containing some 50 poems he had written in his 20s. For nearly a half-century the notebook remained a secret; now it is available to the general reader, and amply demonstrates why the work of Eliot has been read, analyzed, discussed, and criticized more than that of any other modernist poet. Included here are early drafts of such important poems as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "Portrait of a Lady," as well as pages of bawdy verse that Elion never shared with his readers and that reveal a very different man from Eliot's public persona. This important volume finally reveals what inspired and influenced the early work of one of this century's most important man of letters.


  • Ingentions of the March Hare
    • Convictions (Curtain Raiser)
    • First Caprice in North Cambridge
    • Fourth Caprice in Montparnasse
    • Second Caprice in North Cambridge
    • Interlude in London
    • Opera
    • Silence
    • Mandarins
      • 1. Stands there, complete
      • 2. Two ladies of uncertain age
      • 3. The eldest of the mandarins
      • 4. Still one more thought for pen and ink!
    • Easter: Sensations of April
      • [I] The little negro girl who lives across the alley
      • II Daffodils
    • Goldfish (Essence of Summer Magazines)
      • I Always the August evenings come
      • II Embarquement pour Cythere
      • III On every sultry afternoon
      • IV Among the débris of the year
    • Suite Clownesque
      • I Across the painted colonnades
      • II Each with a skirt just down to the ancle[sic]
      • III If you're walking down the avenue
      • IV In the last contortions of the dance
    • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock lines 1-69
    • Prufrock's Pervigilium
    • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock resumed
    • Entretien dans un parc
    • Interlude: in a Bar
    • Paysage Triste
    • Afternoon
    • Suppressed Complex
    • In the Department Store
    • The Little Passion: From "An Agony in the Garret" [Another draft including these lines]
    • Introspection
    • While you were absent in the lavatory
    • The Burnt Dancer
    • First Debate between the Body and Soul
    • Bacchus and Ariadne: 2nd Debate between the Body and Soul
    • The smoke that gathers blue and sinks
    • He said: this universe is very clever
    • Inside the gloom
    • Oh little voices of the throats of men
    • The Love Song of St. Sebastian
    • Do I know how I feel? Do I know what I think?
    • Hidden under the heron's wing
    • O lord, have patience
    • Airs of Palestine, No. 2
    • Petit Epitre
    • Tristan Corbiere
    • The Engine I - II
    • In silent corridors of death
  • Two facsimiles

Original title: Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917
Original languages: English


Genre: Poetry

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  • Edited by Christopher Ricks

Edition #1: Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917

Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Orlando, FL
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 9780156005876
Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.8 x 1.1 in
Pages: 472

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