Thursday, December 16, 2010

All about The Waste Land

The Queen Mother had nothing good to say about it—'We had this rather lugubrious man in a suit, and he read a poem... I think it was called "The Desert." And first the girls [Elizabeth and Margaret] got the giggles and then I did and then even the King'—but in general it's one of the most highly acclaimed poems of the 20th Century. A nice little backstory, and some great links, are over on the Reader's Almanac.

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