Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Quote of the month:
"If it's not a right angle, it's a wrong angle, and the Wasteland has no angle at all."

so sayeth the lovely and talented Steph, during our leadup lecture to Eliot's The Wasteland in 20th Century today.

We did actually have a pretty cool lecture on Prufrock today, though, and a good discussion about why those of us who were introduced to Eliot with poetry that was not The Wasteland (for me it was The Hollow Men when I did Conrad's Heart of Darkness in grade twelve) tend to be pro-Eliot; whereas those who were first introduced to his work via The Wasteland hate him intensely. I have notes on this, but I left them downstairs, so maybe I'll post them later.

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