T.S. Eliot Reads The Waste Land

T.S. Eliot’s 1922 poem, The Waste Land, is often considered one of the great poems of the 20th century. Above, you can listen to Eliot himself reading his modernist masterpiece (text here). And, if you want more, how about Eliot reading The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, another major work, against the backdrop of Portishead? Sacrilege, I know.

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  1. Webster Madanhi says . . . | April 26, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    A good find. One to treasure. Thank u

  2. Mandal Bijoy Beg says . . . | April 1, 2013 / 5:25 am

    Best wishes.

  3. Rich Hawel says . . . | December 31, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Elliot’s reading is the worst, authors rarely
    recite their own works well. Try to find an
    old copy of Robert Speight reading Elliot.
    His poerty comes alive with the right
    narrator. It’s sonically powerful as well as
    scholarly. Otherwise I think we’re in rats’
    alley where the dead men lost their bones.

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