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My Life in Verse - Part 2 - Robert Webb
BBC2 - 5 June 2009
2/4 - Robert Webb
Robert Webb was 16 when he first heard The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot. His English class were grappling with The Wasteland when a cheeky classmate described it as 'meaningless'. Robert's teacher responded by reaching for Prufrock, reading the class the entire poem and asking if that had enough meaning for them. Robert was blown away by Prufrock and that classroom encounter sparked a lifelong passion for the poem.
TS Eliot is the quintessential 'modern' poet. Throughout the film, Robert explores why modern poetry has a reputation for being 'difficult' while he thinks it can touch at the heart of what it means to be human.
Robert also talks with contemporary poets, including two-time winner of the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry Don Paterson, who tells him about Eliot's legacy and influence on contemporary poets.
File Name .............: My Life in Verse - Part 2 - Robert Webb (5 June 2009)[PDTV(XviD)].avi
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