Chosen by Eliot himself, the poems in this volume represent the poet?s most important work before Four Quartets. Included here is some of the most celebrated verse in modern literature-?The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,? ?Gerontion,? ?The Waste Land,? ?The Hollow Men,? and ?Ash Wednesday?-as well as many other fine selections from Eliot?s early work.