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Reviewing Eliot [Feb. 14th, 2011|10:32 am]
Tony Grist
Prufrock is possibly Eliot's best poem. It doesn't put a foot wrong.

The Waste Land is his most important work, but structurally messy. 

The Hollow Men and Ash Wednesday are (comparatively) minor.

The Four Quartets are wonderful in parts, strained in others. The note of religious affirmation is forced.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2011-02-14 11:15 am (UTC)
You don't mention the Practical Cats... LOL

I like the Journey of the Magi. At least you know what he is on about there.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-02-14 11:50 am (UTC)
I think the Practical Cats are fun- but overrated- not nearly as good as Edward Lear.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2011-02-14 08:02 pm (UTC)
Cats like the sound of the human voice. Every time in my life that I have adopted a cat, be he or she kitten or "senior citizen" cat, I have acclimatized them to my home by reading to them from "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats." Usually within two or three days I have a lapful of purring cat to keep me company as I read aloud. I also recite "The Owl and the Pussycat" to them.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-02-14 10:06 pm (UTC)
I love the Owl and the Pussycat.
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