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T.S. Eliot’s high-profile writing career lasted more than 60 years. In 1948, he won a Nobel Prize for poetry that many think the finest of the twentieth century. About half way through this prestigious literary career, however, the poet shifted his creative efforts to drama and wrote a series of plays that today are rarely produced. In his new book, Women and Religion in the Modern Drawing Room Plays of T.S. Eliot, ATCA member John Angell Grant argues that an understanding of these tropes, recurring throughout the four plays can be found in a biographical assessment of the playwright that looks at Eliot’s own troubled personal relationships with women, and his own, resulting retreat into austere religious practices. The book is published by Academica Press, and any ATCA member who can review the book or assign a review to someone else can email John for a copy. [ Website | Amazon ]