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Elegran Wed 30-Sep-15 21:54:03

A review bt T S Eliot of two books by the English mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947

TriciaF Thu 01-Oct-15 14:48:33

Sounds a bit too heavy for me Elegran - are you going to read the 2 books?
We had to study TS Eliot's poetry for A level and I found it very heavy going. Much preferred Keats etc. And The Ancient Mariner.

Elegran Thu 01-Oct-15 15:49:22

It looks as though TS Eliot has covered the whole of them comprehensively in his review so no need to buy the book grin

Most of it is his views on the subjects and which things he disagrees with, but he is quite interesting when he says that most of what is contained in all religions has nothing to do with a god, and could stand on its own. Just what the un-religious have been saying for ages to those who can't see how anyone can be "good" without rules from God (or Allah)

I did plough right through the review, and read slowly it was comprehendable.

I had to do "The Waste Land" for exams too, and found it hard work. Apart from the poem itself, there were all those shorthand literary allusions to take note of and use to explain what he was getting at.