Quotation by T.S. Eliot

The Word in the desert
Is most attacked by voices of temptation,
The crying shadow in the funeral dance,
The loud lament of the disconsolate chimera.
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American critic, poet. Burnt Norton (Four Quartets). . .

Norton Anthology of American Literature, The, Vols. I–II. Nina Baym and others, eds. (2d ed., 1985) W. W. Norton & Company.
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