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"East Coker" Typescript

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 9 Aug 2013

Biographical History

T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and one of the twentieth century's major poets. His poem "East Coker" is the second of his Four Quartets.

Partisan Review was an American political and literary quarterly published from 1934 to 2003. Founded as an alternative to New Masses, the publication of the American Communist Party, it was firmly anti-Communist.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The "East Coker" Typescript consists of a typed copy of T. S. Eliot's poem, hand-bound in scrap paper. At the bottom of the title page is typed "Partisan Review, May-June 1940." Eliot's poem was indeed published in that issue of Partisan Review, but the origins of this typescript are unknown.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has a near-complete run of Partisan Review; please refer to the Classic Catalog for more information.

Subject Headings


Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.

Corporate Bodies

Partisan review (New York, N.Y. : 1936)

Associated Titles

Four quartets.


Poets, American.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

"East Coker" Typescript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


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