Jim McCue The Waste Land: 100th Anniversary Lecture
To mark this year’s 100th anniversary of The Waste Land, Jim McCue will consider why we are still reading T S Eliot’s poem, how our understanding of it has changed, and what was meant by ‘editing’ it as part of a 2,000-page scholarly edition of the poetry.
This event is part of Lyra 2022, a festival which brings together local, national and international poets and speakers, representing Bristol as a centre of world class poetry and booking artists from across the UK and world.
Jim McCue was co-editor with Christopher Ricks of The Poems of T S Eliot (2015). He previously worked for The Times, where he wrote the Bibliomane column. His study Edmund Burke and Our Present Discontents appeared in 1997, and his imprint The Foundling Press has published writing by T S Eliot, William Empson, Henry James and Alexander Pope.
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The event will be BSL interpreted.
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