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Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot
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Nov 15, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: poetry
Read in November, 2009

Not for the first time I wish goodreads did half stars. I would have given this 4.5 stars if there was a way. Home with flu this past week and, again, looking for a change from all the fantasy I've been reading of late, I turned to this slim volume. Didn't go "data-mining" (as one Guardian writer rather fabulously called the process of reading poetry with the intent of finding every reference and allusion) - just read the poems for a response to the rhythm and the sounds and the impressions. The Waste Land, Ash Wednesday and The Hollow Men still resonate despite some impenetrability. Found new love for Sweeney Among the Nightingales and old love stirred for the ragged claws of Prufrock.

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Ally The Bright Young Things are reading Eliot in January - why not come and join us and share your thoughts???

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