37 minutes | Apr 20, 2020

The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

The last known photo of the great poet. Welcome to another episode of the Bowie Book Club, where wild speculation and grasping for straws about Bowie’s favorite books has reigned supreme since 2016. This time we read The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, and tried to talk about anything else beside the poem (and you know...that other thing that's going on). Apologies again for the recording weirdness! We're such a bunch of fireworms (that'll make more sense after you listen to this one). We'll get it together at some point. Subscribe! iTunes | RSS | Stitcher Follow us! (Not in a creepy way) Twitter Facebook Instagram Web Presence Stuff we Mentioned From Ritual to Romance How the Wasteland Sounds Now We didn't mention this (Greg spaced), but the British library has a cool webpage about the influences on The Waste Land. The source of the whole green face powder thing - an article about "Low" and T.S. Eliots influences. TS Eliot, midfield enforcer, tamed by marriage TS Eliot was a bad boyfriend William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock Twelve Moons by Mary Oliver Post-Colonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz Loitering by Charles D'Ambrosio Degrees of Grey in Phillipsburg by Richard Hugo The Hugo House in Seattle The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley Did Bowie Pinch a Cactus from T.S. Eliot? - well, did he? How to Do Nothing OMG, Alec Guiness is the best What's Up Next Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia What Song Did We Choose?
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