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Modern Poetry - T.S. Eliot cont. (lecture)
Lecture by Professor Langdon Hammer given as part of Open Yale courses, 'engl 310: Modern Poetry'. Available as audio, video and transcript with handout (.pdf).
Professor Hammer's discussion of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" continues with particular attention paid to the poem's psychological, social, and generic elements. Eliot's place in literary criticism and his modernist poetics are considered in the essay "The Metaphysical Poets." The essay's critique of Romanticism serves as a bridge to Eliot's masterwork, The Waste Land, the first lines of which are presented and analyzed.
Part of Open Yale courses, 'engl 310: Modern Poetry' https://oyc.yale.edu/english/engl-310