T.S Eliot Lite

Stumbled on this on You Tube, for what it’s worth.  Was looking for him reading his lecture “The Music of Poetry.” Not there.  Figures.

TS Eliot Lite

About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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5 Responses to T.S Eliot Lite

  1. AshiAkira says:

    What you were looking for interests me, too. I wish I were good at computer handling.


  2. jef says:

    Terrific, terrific selection of lines, and T.S. is really given a new spin in this setting. Simple and quite powerful, to me, anyway. Thanks, Margaret! His ‘remarks’ are modernist, with a small ‘m’ (thus baggage-free) and wonderful. His line about the vanishing of knowledge in the surfeit of information – I know he commented because of what he was already seeing around him, but I wonder if T.S. could’ve imagined how profound a loss in valuation Knowledge would suffer in the age to come, when selfie-obsessed schoolkids carry all the world’s libraries in their pockets and are the worse for it! Thx for sharing this find, M..

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    • Well, it was highly edited cuz normally it’s a migraine to read his essays (though worth it). THE SACRED WOOD and the MUSIC OF POETRY are definitely worth it though (especially the piece “Tradition and the Individual Talent”. Poe and Eliot (yes Poe!) were two of the most astute critical/historical commentators on lit ever.) Eliot said we all stand on the shoulders of those greats who came before. Few realize or acknowledge this, but we … oh! just read it!

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    • They may carry those libraries in their pockets, but few actually read, I am afraid.. Their behavior and “spouts” are proof positive none of them read, I would say.


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