Am 31.07.2007 um 21:42 schrieb Nancy Gish:

I would like to go back to something Carrol once wrote about.  Unless
one has some overall conception of "The Waste Land," talking about one
image or another in isolation is impossible.

Thank you, dear Nancy,

for your words full of insight! 
However, the recent topics on the list have proved that this is quite possible, but it contributes very little (if anything at all) to the understanding of the poem as a whole.