I’m not even sure what to say about this piece. Halfway through, I checked the reviews on GoodReads and was surprised at the 5 star ratings. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised cause this is such a popular piece of American poetry…but still. I figured I had to be the one with the problem.
CAUSE I COULDN’T MAKE HEADS OR TAILS OF THIS POEM!
Maybe it was because I read it on my Kindle and that might have messed with the lines, the flow of which are, of course, hugely important. Maybe it was too modern?? The imagery was lost on me. It jumped around and went in weird directions. I don’t know, I just was not feeling it at all! Sorry Mr. Elliot, but if someone were to ask me what your great work was about, I’d have no idea how to answer!
Any of you T. S. Elliot fans out there have any comments as to what I was missing in my Waste Land experience? I just was not impressed at all :(.
On a bit of a lighter note, this book was not only on my Classics Club list, it was apart of A Modern March, and also counted toward the Nerdy Non-Fiction Reading Challenge 2013! 3 birds, 1 stone. Booyah!