I will tell you this the Everyman’s Library has got my number. I have always loved their Classics and I own more than a dozen. Tonight while I was out and about I came across another book series which trapped me in its snare, the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets:
From Emily Dickinson to W. H. Auden, William Shakespeare to Wallace Stevens, this series of small, elegant hardcover volumes is devoted to the great poets and to anthologies on timeless themes–from love to friendship to prayers. Each book is printed on acid-free paper with a full-cloth sewn binding, gold-stamping, and ribbon marker.
Well, I couldn’t resist such a great combination of packaging and content so I picked up the T.S. Eliot volume. I was sorely tempted to buy a few more but had to restrain myself as I have been on a bit of a binge lately. And I if I keep this up I will never read the books I have bought in the last month.
But these books are great and easy to carry around (hence the “Pocket Poets”) so now I can carry my T.S. Eliot wherever I go!
BTW, if you are looking for an interesting book on T.S. Eliot I recommend Russell Kirk’s Eliot & His Age : T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century.