OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
series will include readings and discussions of poems by Ezra Pound, T. S.
Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, and other major 20th-Century
English and American poets. These were the poets who created modern British
and American poetry. They perused various professions and occupations while
also creating their art because writing poetry was not inherently lucrative.
They had a profound, seldom-recognized effect on modern culture. For example,
the Broadway play Cats is based on a T. S. Eliot poem. Texts will be handed
out and recordings by the poets reading their own work will supplement discussion.
- Ezra Pound: War and Fascism
- T. S. Eliot: The Wasteland and the Love Song of
J. Alfred Prufrock
- William Carlos Williams: The Red Wheelbarrow
- Wallace Stevens: The Emperor of Ice Cream
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. William
Miller, Dean of Libraries at FAU, holds a Ph.D. in English and
American Literature from the University of Rochester (NY), and has been
English courses since 1969.
|11:15 am – 1:00
Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Wimberly Library, 5th Floor, Boca Raton Campus
$34 member / $54 non-member