T. S. Eliot: Marina (1894 words)


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Marina (1930) is the fourth of T. S. Eliot’s “Ariel” poems. It was published on 25 September 1930 as an illustrated pamphlet, and subsequently reprinted in the new “Ariel Poems” section of Eliot’s Collected Poems (1936). A free-verse composition of 35 lines, it is regarded as one of Eliot’s most lyrical and powerful poems, and was one of its author’s personal favourites. The title, Marina, ostensibly comes from Shakespeare’s play Pericles (1608), which concludes with the happy reunion of a long-separated father with his daughter. Eliot is known to have held that play in special admiration, particularly its great “recognition” …

Citation: Baker, William, Katie Wales. "Marina". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 April 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40474, accessed 04 August 2021.]

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