New Exhibition in The Folio Society Gallery at the British Library

Opening night reception of 'In a Bloomsbury Square: T. S. Eliot the Publisher'

The British Library's exhibition celebrating T. S. Eliot as publisher, opened its doors on 14 September in The Folio Society Gallery.

As a poet, playwright and critic, Eliot's influence is unquestionable; but a little-known facet of his career was his work as publisher at Faber, nurturing such talents as James Joyce, W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, David Jones and Ted Hughes.

The exhibition includes the author's own manuscript materials that have never before been seen on public display, shedding light on the various inter-relationships between his roles as publisher, editor and author, and exploring his belief in the wider social and cultural mission of publishing.

Here we can include some pictures taken from the opening night reception. On the left are Mrs Valerie Eliot and her friend, Maria Stebbing; on the right are Robert Gavron, Chairman of The Folio Society, with author PD James and Rachel Foss, curator of the exhibition. (Images © The British Library).

The exhibition runs until Sunday 6 December and entry is free. For more information visit The British Library or to find out more about Faber's 80th anniversary celebrations visit the faber website

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