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Disillusionment In A Barren World

The age of modernism was a period of change that influenced life in the twentieth century. When looking at modernist works it becomes apparent that historical events and cultural reconstruction had a heavy impact on the entire generation. 1,717 more words


Syringa vulgaris

Time may be relative, but in the garden it is relational. In the British Isles it is common to sow runner beans, Phaseolus coccineus when the lilacs are in flower. 508 more words

Postcards From An English Garden

“The Waste Land” vis-à-vis "Apocalypse, Now"

Joyce would call it an epiphany – I’d call it a cartoon light bulb flashing above my head —  me slouching in a seat of a movie theater located in a strip shopping center off Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.  2,065 more words


Reading T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land in the Age of Brexit

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle rereads T. S. Eliot’s classic poem about a Britain in decline

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A dunce cap for T. S. Eliot, who could not tell a lilac from a lollipop -- and an explainer in images

In the internet tradition of putting out bird seed for each other — information for nameless, faceless strangers — this entry is mostly for those visitors revealed by our site traffic analysis to be doing their English Literature homework. 666 more words

The Seasons

Urban Despair

A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many.

T.S.Eliot The Waste Land

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Early Days in a Late Spring

As expected, April’s arrival has put an end to things: The lingering sulk of the longest winter is finally docked, and spring is most definitely sprung. 649 more words

Allotment Gardening