Monday, July 2, 2012

Who are "The Hollow Men"?

Last week Mitchell posted the famous final section of T.S. Eliot's magnificent, disturbing poem "The Hollow Men."  But I'm here to do him one better: here is Eliot himself reading his poem.

And just who are the hollow men?  Certainly the phrases may have meant something specific in Eliot's time, but as is the case in all truly great works, the meanings are timeless. But they are there, the hollow men, and they do exist; it is true as sure as is the truth of the poem's final four lines.  I will leave you to your own interpretation of who they are, and where. 
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