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His Northern Irish brogue certainly does colour his remarks !


On 18 October 2013 17:07, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Paul plays in a rock and roll band and that may colour his remarks.
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> Eugene Schlanger
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Oct 18, 2013, at 10:57 AM, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Lest we miss out on the Excerpt from Paul Muldoon's Introduction, here's a
> link:
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> http://www.npr.org/books/titles/226566569/the-waste-land?tab=excerpt#excerpt
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> "One very useful way of thinking about the format of The Waste Land is as
> a night in a music hall, complete with snatches of music, overheard
> inconsequential conversations, impious ejaculations from male (and female),
> impersonators, impressionists. The more general milieu of the poem is one
> of political, cultural, and social upheaval, the literal upheaval caused by
> trench warfare, the literal sense of dismemberment, discontinuity, and
> dissociation that followed the Great War of 19141918."
>
> CR
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>  ------------------------------
> * From: * Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>;
> * To: * <[log in to unmask]>;
> * Subject: * Re: Interview: Paul Muldoon, Editor Of 'The Waste Land' By
> T.S. Eliot : NPR
> * Sent: * Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:00:11 PM
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>     Watching?  Was there video?  What did you think of the idea of
> regarding TWL as a night at a music hall? I thought, given Eliot's
> professed enjoyment of music hall entertainment, that it was an appealing
> idea, but I don't see it getting past the first line of poem. There are
> certainly some 'characters' in TWL, but Phlebas floating decomposing, the
> peace that passeth understanding, the undertow of broken lives throughout
> -- it just doesn't feel like the hearty kind of raucousness or comic
> sentiment that I imagine a music hall setting might support.  ????
>
> Ken A
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> On 10/18/2013 3:39 AM, David Boyd wrote:
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> Watching and listening to Muldoon on Eliot and The Waste Land is like
> being machine-gunned with the silver bullets of sparkling, original and
> apparently spontaneous ideas, from an apparently bottomless store of
> ammunition.
>
>  I do think that the journalist responsible for this interview report
> fails completely to convey anything like this.
>
> Sent from my iPad
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> On 18 Oct 2013, at 01:19, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>     an encore
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> http://www.npr.org/2013/09/28/226564650/on-eliots-125th-his-waste-land-hasnt-lost-its-glamour
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> CR
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