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

author: Langdon Hammer, Department of English, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: July 1, 2010,   recorded: February 2007,   views: 5028
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In this lecture, Professor Hammer considers the psycho-sexual aspects of T.S. Eliot's, The Waste Land. The landscape of the poem is described and its key figures introduced. Particular emphasis is placed on couples and scenes of dialogue with aspects of romantic or sexual distress. At the lecture's conclusion, a broad summation of the individual units of the poem is presented, and the editing process, in particular Ezra Pound's contributions, is reflected upon.

Reading assignment:

T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land; RIS: from The Waste Land Manuscripts


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Comment1 Aaron, September 17, 2010 at 11:14 a.m.:

Once again Doctor Hammer, your lecture kicks ass, and I am very much grateful that I heard it. You clarified a crap ton of stuff I couldn't make heads or tales out of--you rock. Looking forward to hearing more things and stuff! Thanks man!

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