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The Lyrics of Phlebas the Sailor

“A poem, or a passage from a poem, may tend to realize itself first as a particular rhythm before it reaches expression in words, and that this rhythm may bring to birth the idea or the image.” (T.S. Eliot, On … Continue reading

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READING THE WASTE LAND – PART IV, Death by Water

Reading T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land by myself could have been a slog through a poetic wasteland. In partnership with Peter–through his urging “Let us go then, you and I,”—the pilgrimage became a joyful meander through a classic literary … Continue reading

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Comments on our Discussion of The Waste Land

I originally chose The Waste Land because I had read it in college and many times after.  There was something about it that grabbed me, although I certainly could not say I “understood” it. Since we had read some poems … Continue reading

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December Selection: T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land

We will meet on December 5 (Note new meeting day, this month only) to discuss Peter Farnum’s selection, T. S. Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land. Peter provides the following information about his selection: ————————————————————- Waste Land – How to aproach … Continue reading

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