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“I think you are today’s voice for Eliot.” - Valerie Eliot on Jeremy Irons

The Poetic Side of Jeremy Irons

By Alexandra Wolfe

The Wall Street Journal

March 30, 2018


https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-poetic-side-of-jeremy-irons-1522419658


CR


On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 2:47 AM David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Jeremy Irons (who arrived on his big motorcycle) at the London Library
> reading to the Eliot International Summer School in 2013. He is clearly a
> great Eliot enthusiast and supporter of Eliot studies and students.
>
> On 1 Apr 2018, at 03:13, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Happen to come upon *The Waste Land* read by Jeremy Irons and Eileen
> Atkins.
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYROFY_Kh8M
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> Amazing.
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> CR
>
> On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 6:35 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> The Poems of TS Eliot read by Jeremy Irons - a Faber & Faber CD
>>
>> Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Jeremy Irons’ perceptive reading
>> illuminates the poetry of T. S. Eliot in all its complexity. Major poems
>> range from ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, through the post-war
>> desolation of The Waste Land and the spiritual struggle of
>> ‘Ash-Wednesday’, to the enduring charm of Old Possum’s Book of Practical
>> Cats.  The Spectator praised Jeremy Irons’ interpretation as ‘so
>> accessible, reading Eliot as if finding his words for the first time,
>> grappling with them, relishing them, using them to express feelings that we
>> all share as we struggle to accept, to recognise or relinquish’. Dame
>> Eileen Atkins also features alongside Jeremy Irons in the reading of The
>> Waste Land.
>>
>> http://www.ironsreadseliot.co.uk/
>>
>> An exclusive clip here of PRUFROCK’s opening passage.
>>
>> CR
>>
>>