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Weekly Lecture Notes/ Problem Set 9

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Weekly Lecture Notes/ Problem Set 9 EN 206

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Date Created: 05/02/16
EN 206 Problem Set #9 1.How long is Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”? fourteen words 2.When did Eliot publish The Waste Land? 1922 3.In Eliot’s The Waste Land, who is Madame Sosostris and what does she do? The tarot card reader 4.What does Yeats seek on the lake isle of Innisfree? Peace 5.In line 60 of “Easter, 1916,” Yeats refers to “our part.” Who does he include in the collective pronoun? all of england? Monday, April 11, 2016 0411 Lecture Notes Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway I. Virginia Woolf (18822-1941) A. Background 1. Born to a very intelligent and educated family. Her brothers go to Cambridge and she is schooled at home. 2. Moves to Bloomsbury, London with her brother. Becomes a very central district of London with cheap rent. Becomes a place for bohemians, intellectuals, and artist. B. Belonged to the Bloomsbury group of artist C. was a pioneer of the modernist novel D. writes in a remarkable fluent style II. Mrs. Dalloway (1923) A. Background: 1. novel of the moment B. The novel follows the movement of the mind and flows between minds // stream of consciousness. C. The narrative flows back through time: 1. Clarissa remembers her past, 2. and she recalls that weekend at Bourton. C. The narrative flows through space: 1. Clarissa walks through town; 2. she passes Septimus Warren Smith. a) veteran from the war and returns shell shocked b) feels a strong urge to share a vision with the world. c) is told to live in the present 1 Monday, April 11, 2016 D. Clarissa feels alive in the city E. She sees greatness passing. 2 Monday, April 4, 2016 0404 Lecture Notes T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound I. Ezra Pound (1885-1972) // Idaho A. was the hub of the modernist network 1. was a scout for potentially good modernist poets. 2. Moves to England, but is still a very blunt northerner. This is seen in his writing which is very intense. 3. With the Global financial collapse (1929) Pound turns to fascism in politics. 4. Hates global finance —-> which turns to antisemitism. B. wrote a modernist epic, The Cantos // similar to the waste land, very repetitive C. supported Benito Mussolini 1. Moves to Italy in the 30s, and has one audience with Mussolini 2. Arrested for treason once America occupies Italy. a) is classified as “criminally insane” after three weeks of being locked in a cage. II. Modernist Poetics A. in Pound’s words, sought to “make it new” a) start a new literary tradition. Or renew a literary tradition B. developed the art of free verse, vers libre C. sought “to compose in sequence of the musical phrase, not in sequence of a metronome” (p. 2065) D. Sought to “use absolutely no word that did not contribute to the presentation” (p. 2065) E. shared a genealogy with collage III.Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) A. was born in St. Louis to a wealthy Boston family 1 Monday, April 4, 2016 B. Lived in London C. was discovered, championed by Ezra Pound D. turned conservative, high-Anglican IV. The Waste Land (1922) A. it’s difficult, elliptical, fragmentary B. it was shaped by Ezra Pound’s purple pencil C. it’s organized at the level of allusion 2


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