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Monday, August 30, 2010


T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem The Waste Land will be read by Pieter Scholtz, Margaret Logan and James Parker at the popular Mondays at Seven at St Clements on August 30. This will be followed by readings of selected poems by D.H. Lawrence

Thomas Sterns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic, arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century. The poem that made his name, The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock, is regarded as a masterpiece of the modernist movement and was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including Gerontion (1920), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930) and Four Quartets (1945). He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.

David Herbert Richards Lawrence (September 11 1885 – March 2 1930) was an English author, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct.

The Waste Land will be performed at Mondays at Seven at St Clements on August 30 from 19h00 to 20h00. St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road on the righthand side a short way down Musgrave after the St Thomas Road intersection. Booking is advised on 031 202 2511.