With its intricate structure and reverberative imagery, "Four Quartets" is the culminating achievement of T.S. Eliot's career. Its greatness is done full justice in this rendition by the Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes.Containing some of the most melodic passages in modern poetry, "Four Quartets" blends the religious, the philosophical and the personal themes that preoccupied Eliot. The four parts, "Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages" and "Little Gidding," are interconnected both by theme and by symbol. A poem of war, of Christianity, of literature and of history, "Four Quartets" speaks for a whole generation and is an enduring masterpiece.