The Waste Land and Other Poems

The Waste Land and Other Poems

Few readers need any introduction to the work of the most influential poet of the twentieth century. In addition to the title poem, this selecion includes "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", "Gerontion", "Ash Wednesday", and other poems from Mr. Eliot's early and middle work. "In ten years' time," wrote Edmund Wilson in Axel0s Castle (1931), "Eliot has left upon English Few readers need any introduction to the work of the most influential poet of the twentieth century. In addition to t...

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Title:The Waste Land and Other Poems
Author:T.S. Eliot
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Genres:Poetry
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:88 pages pages

The Waste Land and Other Poems Reviews

  • Oriana
    May 27, 2014

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

  • Krissa
    Aug 17, 2009

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...

    Having read this more times than I remember, it is time to write a quick review. I started using this in the classes that I teach when, somehow or other, I noticed or heard or read about how this work is connected to The Great Gatsby (another work I "teach"). While, biographically,...

    Lovesong, The Wasteland & Four Quartets I come back to. Usually rather irritatedly because Eliot is annoying and pompous and self-conscious obscurantist. Also he's the High Priest of Modernism and I feel that should be Mina Loy. Just sayin'. But, Goddammit, there's something ...

    2.5 not sure how to read poetry ...

    I have read T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land many times over the years. I've been reading it again over the holidays. Today, I read the annotated version, carefully reviewing the notes & notes on the notes (thanks to google) as well as listening to recordings on YouTube-including a wond...

    This is probably one of the more difficult reviews for me. On one hand there is no doubt that Eliot is an absolute master, but on the other I found his poetry frustratingly inaccessible and not enjoyable to read. His immense influence on modernism is clearly evident, but his use of myt...

    Although I wouldn't usually recommend spending three months of your life focused on one poem, the three months of my college education where I did so with the Wasteland weren't for naught. I still love opening up this poem and choosing a passage and remembering how it felt to untangle ...

  • Trevor
    Jan 10, 2008

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

  • Christine
    Dec 26, 2007

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

  • Valerie
    Dec 21, 2008

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

  • Bruce
    Aug 17, 2010

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

  • Joseph
    May 28, 2017

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

  • Becky
    May 08, 2010

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

  • Janet
    Mar 14, 2009

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Dec 01, 2011

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

  • Jason Koivu
    Jan 14, 2015

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

  • Jonfaith
    May 20, 2014

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

  • Ellie
    Dec 31, 2011

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...

    Having read this more times than I remember, it is time to write a quick review. I started using this in the classes that I teach when, somehow or other, I noticed or heard or read about how this work is connected to The Great Gatsby (another work I "teach"). While, biographically,...

    Lovesong, The Wasteland & Four Quartets I come back to. Usually rather irritatedly because Eliot is annoying and pompous and self-conscious obscurantist. Also he's the High Priest of Modernism and I feel that should be Mina Loy. Just sayin'. But, Goddammit, there's something ...

    2.5 not sure how to read poetry ...

    I have read T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land many times over the years. I've been reading it again over the holidays. Today, I read the annotated version, carefully reviewing the notes & notes on the notes (thanks to google) as well as listening to recordings on YouTube-including a wond...

  • Petergiaquinta
    Jul 09, 2012

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

  • Xueting
    Jun 29, 2015

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...

  • ♛Tash
    Jun 04, 2015

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

  • Jonathan
    Jul 18, 2013

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

  • David
    Sep 06, 2012

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

  • Christopher
    Jul 23, 2015

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...

    Having read this more times than I remember, it is time to write a quick review. I started using this in the classes that I teach when, somehow or other, I noticed or heard or read about how this work is connected to The Great Gatsby (another work I "teach"). While, biographically,...

  • Oscar Calva
    Jan 22, 2013

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

  • johanna
    Jan 11, 2018

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...

    Having read this more times than I remember, it is time to write a quick review. I started using this in the classes that I teach when, somehow or other, I noticed or heard or read about how this work is connected to The Great Gatsby (another work I "teach"). While, biographically,...

    Lovesong, The Wasteland & Four Quartets I come back to. Usually rather irritatedly because Eliot is annoying and pompous and self-conscious obscurantist. Also he's the High Priest of Modernism and I feel that should be Mina Loy. Just sayin'. But, Goddammit, there's something ...

    2.5 not sure how to read poetry ...

  • Roy Lotz
    Sep 02, 2013

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

  • J.M. Hushour
    May 11, 2016

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...

    Having read this more times than I remember, it is time to write a quick review. I started using this in the classes that I teach when, somehow or other, I noticed or heard or read about how this work is connected to The Great Gatsby (another work I "teach"). While, biographically,...

    Lovesong, The Wasteland & Four Quartets I come back to. Usually rather irritatedly because Eliot is annoying and pompous and self-conscious obscurantist. Also he's the High Priest of Modernism and I feel that should be Mina Loy. Just sayin'. But, Goddammit, there's something ...

    2.5 not sure how to read poetry ...

    I have read T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land many times over the years. I've been reading it again over the holidays. Today, I read the annotated version, carefully reviewing the notes & notes on the notes (thanks to google) as well as listening to recordings on YouTube-including a wond...

    This is probably one of the more difficult reviews for me. On one hand there is no doubt that Eliot is an absolute master, but on the other I found his poetry frustratingly inaccessible and not enjoyable to read. His immense influence on modernism is clearly evident, but his use of myt...

    Although I wouldn't usually recommend spending three months of your life focused on one poem, the three months of my college education where I did so with the Wasteland weren't for naught. I still love opening up this poem and choosing a passage and remembering how it felt to untangle ...

    This is another one of those works where it'd pointless to add to the reams and reams of scholarship. When people base their academic careers on a single poem and get pictures of Eliot's face tattooed on their scrotums, it's time to take a critical step back. I can say this: these are...

  • Alexis Hall
    Apr 06, 2013

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...

    Having read this more times than I remember, it is time to write a quick review. I started using this in the classes that I teach when, somehow or other, I noticed or heard or read about how this work is connected to The Great Gatsby (another work I "teach"). While, biographically,...

    Lovesong, The Wasteland & Four Quartets I come back to. Usually rather irritatedly because Eliot is annoying and pompous and self-conscious obscurantist. Also he's the High Priest of Modernism and I feel that should be Mina Loy. Just sayin'. But, Goddammit, there's something ...

  • Alice Lippart
    Oct 12, 2017

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

  • João Fernandes
    Aug 07, 2015

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

  • Agir(آگِر)
    Mar 01, 2017

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

  • Seemita
    Jun 05, 2015

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

  • Lou
    Jun 28, 2017

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

  • David
    Feb 22, 2016

    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...

    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...

    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frère! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...

    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...

    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...

    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...

    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...

    ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ...

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...

    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....

    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...

    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...

    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...

    Very good, but not my favorite. ...

    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...

    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...

    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...

    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...

    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...

    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...

    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...

    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...

    Having read this more times than I remember, it is time to write a quick review. I started using this in the classes that I teach when, somehow or other, I noticed or heard or read about how this work is connected to The Great Gatsby (another work I "teach"). While, biographically,...

    Lovesong, The Wasteland & Four Quartets I come back to. Usually rather irritatedly because Eliot is annoying and pompous and self-conscious obscurantist. Also he's the High Priest of Modernism and I feel that should be Mina Loy. Just sayin'. But, Goddammit, there's something ...

    2.5 not sure how to read poetry ...

    I have read T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land many times over the years. I've been reading it again over the holidays. Today, I read the annotated version, carefully reviewing the notes & notes on the notes (thanks to google) as well as listening to recordings on YouTube-including a wond...

    This is probably one of the more difficult reviews for me. On one hand there is no doubt that Eliot is an absolute master, but on the other I found his poetry frustratingly inaccessible and not enjoyable to read. His immense influence on modernism is clearly evident, but his use of myt...