Eliot Day Two - The Waste Land : an explosive cultural...

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Eliot, Day Two Eliot tried for the impersonal in poetry. As he held: Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality.                     Tradition  and  the  Individual  Talent (1919)
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Unformatted text preview: The Waste Land : an explosive cultural phenomenon that changed all poetry in its wake tries to suppress the personal in search of an objective voice, but winds up being a very personal poem poem of terror and wonder to understand it is to understand the voices of the 20 th Century...
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