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TS Eliot: giant of poetry or literary obsessive? – books podcast

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John Crace's satirical Digested read columns have become a Guardian institution, reducing the most newsworthy books of the year to an essential 600 words.

Here, he looks at just one year of the TS Eliot's correspondence and evokes the life of a poet and publisher, measured out in putdowns and paperclips.

The Guardian's poetry editor, Nicholas Wroe, joins us in the studio to make the case for a poet as important in the 21st century as he was when he published The Wasteland in 1922.

Reading list

The Letters of TS Eliot volume four: 1928-1929 edited by Valerie Eliot (Faber)
John Crace's digested Eliot – as it was written



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