So I'm halfway through this faggot's poetry oeuvre and it fucking blows. Jesus, how pretentious can you get? Why write poetry if your purpose in it is to make it obscure and difficult to understand? So you can feel better about your miserable virgin life by thinking yourself more intellectually sophisticated?
I hope his litcrit and Christian works are somewhat better. Jee-zus.
>Why write poetry if your purpose in it is to make it obscure and difficult to understand?
If you think Eliot is esoteric holy shit you are a pleb
That's only one or two poems mate.
All of prufrock and other observations is easily understandable and not obscure.
The hollow men is relatively straight forward.
Ash Wednesday isn't obscure.
The Ariel poems aren't obscure if you aren't an idiot.
The 4 quartets are very straightforward.
Just because you didn't understand the waste lands doesn't mean you should write off all of his poetry.
True intelligence is being able to convey an idea with accuracy and certainty to a wide variety of people. Say what you want, but you know it's true. So these 'pretentious' people are actually idiots!
people shit on good writers sometimes. people are annoyed by Ginsburg but there's a world between him and the sci-fi some people read. Don't let people shittalk Kerouac either: they're wrong.
Actually complexity in art aka 'literature' is the only medium where it is not looked down upon for the fact that a pretensious price of work can be hard to understand but extremely satisfying to read. I'll have you know explaing subjects in laments terms is a skill.
if you cannot assimilate the canonical refrences in The Waste Land into one wholistic experience you might as well quit reading while you're ahead t b h