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Valerie Eliot on ‘The Waste Land’


Unique material has surfaced from a BBC radio talk given by Valerie Eliot
about The Waste Land, following the publication of her edition of its
drafts and manuscripts. A few days before publication in 1971, Mrs Eliot
recorded a four page typed talk with the help of two actors. It is
described as “A dispassionate, detailed analysis of the draft of Eliot’s
poem, section by section, dealing with Pound’s emendations, Vivien Eliot’s
commentary and Eliot’s responses to their interventions in this previously
mislaid manuscript. Valerie Eliot is quite definite in her explanation and
sometimes with trenchant commentary on some of Pound’s interventions.”


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