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Modern Poetry - T.S. Eliot (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).
The early poetry of T.S. Eliot is examined. Differences between Pound and Eliot, in particular the former's interest in translation versus the latter's in quotation, are suggested. Eliot's relationship to tradition is considered in his essay, "Tradition and the Individual Talent." The early poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is read, with emphasis on the poem's resistance to traditional forms and its complicated depiction of its speaker's fragmentary consciousness.
Part of Open Yale courses, 'engl 310: Modern Poetry' https://oyc.yale.edu/english/engl-310
- Download: engl310_10_021907_emb.mp4 Video (353.95 MB)