Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Virginia Woolf's comments on The Waste Land

Re T S Eliot
"He has written a poem of 40 pages which we are to print in the autumn. This is his best work, he says. He is pleased with it; takes heart, I think, From the thought of that safe in his desk".

The poem mentioned is Eliot's seminal work, "The Waste Land".

And

Sunday 11 June 1922

"The Waste Land, it is called; & Mary Hutch, who has heard it more quietly, interprets it to be Tom's autobiography- a melancholy one".