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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 5

June 25, 2012
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“The Waste Land” is most usually and most persuasively read as a satire.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 3

April 30, 2012
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The notes that position Eliot the person in various locales, should be read as a concession from Eliot. The impersonal poetry in impossible.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 2

March 26, 2012
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More, the poem’s resolution enables professors to flee its fragments without worry.

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Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book

November 9, 2011
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The book is essentially a record of Duncan’s two-step with poetry

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On Gene Tanta’s “Critical Introduction to Unusual Woods.”

October 30, 2010
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Even though both the form and content of Gene Tanta’s work are particular to his Romanian-immigrant experience, he insists that his poetry is accessible to everyone. His poetry, he says, exists both as aesthetic objects and political propaganda. This is absolutely true about all poetry, not just his own. Inevitably, literary criticism will come to see that literature is always both.

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