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Modern Poetry - Lecture 12

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Lecture 12 - T. S. Eliot (cont) III

In this lecture, Professor Hammer considers the psycho-sexual aspects of T.S. Eliot's, The Waste Land. The landscape of the poem is described and its key figures introduced. Particular emphasis is placed on couples and scenes of dialogue with aspects of romantic or sexual distress. At the lecture's conclusion, a broad summation of the individual units of the poem is presented, and the editing process, in particular Ezra Pound's contributions, is reflected upon.

Prof. Langdon Hammer
Modern Poetry, Spring 2007
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-11-08
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Section Activity: T.S. Eliot (pdf)
2. Section Activity: Eliot and Proust (pdf)
3. Section Activity: Eliot and Wordsworth (pdf)



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