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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Eliot's Four Quartets Reply with quote

Thinking of giving this a go. Has anyone read them?[/i]
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't say I have actually. The Wasteland, obviously, always loved Macavity, don't seem to have read any of these for some reason though.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But as far as Burnt Norton - the first of the four. Listened to a reading by Eliot himself on YouTube and was quite impressed. I'm sure I didn't begin to plumb it's depths, but on first hearing there were elements one could get fairly easily - the passage of time, the nature of love, art, and the creative process etc. I'd need to go back for round two to refresh my memory of it - but yes, worth the 20 or so minutes it takes to listen to ...... and very possibly the two years it would take to write a doctoral thesis on it! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I suppose I should read them at least. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you can spare the two minutes or so Av! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

Y'know, Macavity was the first poem I ever memorised, for an eisteddfod when I was 8. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favorites! I loved that book of cat poems from which Macavity comes and from which the musical Cats was taken.
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