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From T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”

On this edition, "Aunt Helen," "Hysteria", and an excerpt from "The Waste Land."


Photo: by Simon Fieldhouse

Detail from Simon Fieldhouse's drawing of poet T.S. Eliot.

Host Christopher Citro reads early poetry of T.S. Eliot.

Born on September 26, 1888 in Saint Louis, T.S. Eliot was one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets. His 1922 poem The Waste Land, from which the opening quotation is taken, is one of the best known poems in the English language. A notable playwright and literary critic, as well as being the author of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, T. S. Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. He died in 1965.

On this edition of The Poets Weave, “Aunt Helen,” “Hysteria”, and an excerpt from “The Waste Land.”

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