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Traveller Traveller said: " Though The Hollow Men is more stark and elegant than Eliot's complex poem, The Wasteland, one could still end up spending hours if you were to dissect this poem line by line.

Whether one agrees with Eliot's sentiments and his personal philosophy or no
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The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot by Anthony David Moody
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“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
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“The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.”
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Winston S. Churchill
“A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”
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Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
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“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
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NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 29, 2015 01:19AM
Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated Apr 22, 2013 05:44AM
Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
0 chapters   —   updated Mar 17, 2013 11:40AM
Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2013 03:45AM
Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
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