Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Wasteland

I took Eliot down to verify the quote I used to head the previous post- and found myself reading Prufrock to Ailz.  Afterwards I read her The Waste Land. Eliot is very good to read aloud. Later I found myself telling Mike- via Skype- that he should read The Waste Land. Well, one should, shouldn't one? It's a foundation stone of the modern world.

I've been thinking about the parallels between Eliot and Picasso-  how the multiple voices of The Wasteland are like the multiple viewpoints in a Cubist painting and how its use of quotation and near-quotation resembles collage.  Both artists are trying to get at the truth by surrounding it.

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