If you are writing about TWL, I think at this point in Eliot studies you really
need to have the facsimile edition and study it all. Yes, I think you do need
to know "The Death of St. Narcissus," but all the pieces are significant in
the composition of the poem, as are Valerie Eliot's notes. It is easily
available in paperback, and I'm sure could be ordered on line if you need to
get it that way.
Date sent: Wed, 01 May 2002 16:04:10 +0200
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From: "erik verhaar" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: saint narcissus
I was wondering if the contents of The Death of St. Narcissus can
contribute to a better understanding of the second stanza of The Burial of
the Death, first part of the waste Land. I remember reading it in the
facsimile-edition but cannot really conjure up the exact contents. I know
that an analysis of 'dans le Restaurant' can contribute to the
understanding of Part IV, so maybe that could be the case in this section
One of these days I will publish (part of) my humble analysis on the web,
since I could use any suggestion...
have a nice day!!
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