11 February 2008

Dear, Dear Students

The title of the poem is The Waste Land. Not, as many of you seem to think, the Wasteland.


Juicy White Thigh said...

I've seen even published scholars (who were just making a glancing reference to Eliot) make that mistake! Why does everyone want to turn it into one word?

How's this for a boo-boo: I once heard a grad student pronounce "Shalott" (as in "The Lady of Shalott") to rhyme with "ballot." I'm allowed to make fun of him 'cuz he was kind of a jerk. ;)

Anonymous said...

Juicy, don't you know the Lady of Shallot was so named because she was highly skilled in the culinary arts?!?!