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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:57 pm 

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'Then there is Eliot's use of different voices in his work, and of demotic phrases then unfamiliar to poetry's hallowed portals – even going so far as to include gobbets of nursery rhymes and so forth, as an early form of sampling. By tearing up the style rule book when Modernism was railing against classical forms, he set an example that still resonates today. A fine recent example is PJ Harvey's album Let England Shake, a powerful work that references the First World War and throws together a variety of viewpoints in a manner familiar to readers of The Waste Land. In interviews, she admitted to reading Eliot as part of her research.' ... 02532.html

Wiggins is so superbly unassuming, he looks like he's about to say 'Pop the gold medal in the post, I'm nipping out for some biscuits'

Mark Steel

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