This isn’t going to be a review. Not even sure what a 500 word review of The Waste Land would even say (“bit weird, rhymes aren’t as good as Pam Ayres, why are bits in German? 398 more words
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Here is a favorite bit from a youthful T. S. Eliot (he’s just turned thirty but that’s young to me now). After leaving America for England and abandoning the job at Harvard his family was expecting of him, he made an unfortunate marriage and started a literary life of day job, essays and reviews. 237 more words
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Data: “I think I know what the captain’s talking about. If I’m not mistaken, he’s describing a paradox. Intriguing. It is possible we may have caused the very anomaly we’ve been looking for.
ITV’s Good Morning Britain’s backdrop-countdown to Brexit is a dramatic reminder of what is to come. However, until March 29th we are all of us just speculating, guided by a homunculi Tiresias that lives in ours and others’ ears, themselves just speculating off of the fragments of other speculators spoon fed 24hour news straight out the xth dimensional Brext Land (the land of after), where we can assume the sperm count of 18-40 year old men plummets, birds migrate to cold climes, the Earth’s magnetic field flips on a regular basis, the sun rises in the west and chaos is order, black holes open from our arse holes, rewriting histories, the code of visible, tangible, palpable reality all a sneeze away, and sneezing its way into our cozily accustomed, but ultimately accosted, reality. 1,170 more words
“You cannot say, or guess, for you know only/A heap of broken images” (T.S. Eliot). How does this line from The Waste Land encapsulate the main thematic preoccupations of the poem? How is this reflected in the poem’s structure and content?
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot is known to be a fairly difficult poem to read and understand, and this could be for many a reason – possibly the fact that it tries to cover so much ground in as many words, possibly because it uses different narrative voices, and possibly because of the fact that it’s main themes are spread out across the entirety of it. 1,473 more words