Eliot’s Edifice by Franklin Freeman

Eliot’s Edifice

Dove Descending: A Journey into T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
by Thomas Howard
Sapientia Classics, Ignatius Press, 2006
(148 pages, $14.95, paperback)

reviewed by Franklin Freeman

Calling T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets his “valedictory to the modern world,” Thomas Howard writes in the preface to his new book that “I myself would place it, along with Chartres Cathedral, the Divine Comedy, van Eyck’s ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’, and the Mozart Requiem, as a major edifice in the history of the Christian West.”

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Franklin Freeman is a freelance writer living in Saco, Maine, with his wife and four children.

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