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Literature, Retellings and the true Waste Land

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T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” is famous for, among other things, the self-conscious appropriation of the works of other poets. But what about the poem itself, as a whole? Was it Eliot’s invention or did it exist before he wrote it, perhaps in Socrates’ “place beyond heaven” (topos huperouranios) where archetypes are said to dwell?

Saturday 22 October, 4.30 - 5.30pm 

Faculty of Law Sidgwick Site


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