I guess what distinguishes 'Prufrock and Other Observations'
from 'Poems 1920' is that whereas in the first collection the
"speaker" is only a passive _observer_ and commentator of
his own self as well as of his social ambience, in the latter
collection he is a participant as well in the action of the
poems. But this has perhaps already been observed
by some critics.
 
Regards.
 
~ CR


Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
"Observations" in the title might announce epistimology as a theme.  Diana


From:  Dunja Seselja <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:  "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]>
To:  [log in to unmask]
Subject:  Re: Identity of the speaker in 'Preludes'
Date:  Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:59:20 -0700
--- Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I mean that it is indicator of how the poems can be
> read.
> P.

That's a good point. Observations imply that there is
an observer and "observables". Subject-object
problematics is, therefore, announced already in the
title of the volume.

Cheers!

Dunja

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