Ive always found part IV very soothing for some
reason....it might even be my favourite bit of TWL,
depending on what mood i'm in.
--- "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Tabitha Arnesen wrote:
> > I think part IV provides a welcome tranquil
> > after the end of part III.
> Though fitting the mood, "tranquil" is sort of an
> odd word for the
> description of a decaying body, isn't it?
> I originally wrote:
> > I'm suggesting that possibly "The Waste Land"
> would be stronger
> > if the redacted "Death by Water" had been
> > placed between "A Game of Chess" and "The Fire
> I'm now re-thinking that because of what I also
> originally wrote:
> > I think that the sequence Memory -> Reality ->
> > isn't too bad.
> > Think past, present, future.
> The "past, present, future" thought was one I had
> first right at my
> writing it . Since then though it has been bugging
> me. My suggested
> change pretty much divides the poem in two. Much
> like a blank page
> inserted into the poem between the major thoughts:
> (Memory, Reality, Death) (Desire,
> (Past, Present, Future) (Desire,
> As for the other comments made on my post concerning
> keeping the poem
> fragmented with the original order: I still think
> there would have
> been enough of it for Eliot to have made his name.
> Thanks for all your thoughts.
> Rick Parker
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