Prufrock and Other Observations


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(4.5 stars; 4 reviews)

Prufrock and Other Observations was published in 1917 in a print run of only 500 copies by Egoist Press in London. It features The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, possibly Eliot’s most famous work, a stream-of-consciousness monologue of a man facing insecurity, uncertainty, and his own inertia. Originally written in 1911 and published in 1915 at the encouragement of Ezra Pound, Prufrock is commonly cited as a work marking the start of the modern poetry era. The collection also includes poems like Portrait of a Lady and Rhapsody on a Windy Night -- featuring detailed character studies, observations on the isolation of present-day society, and grappling with post-war disillusionment. - Summary by Elise Dee (0 hr 28 min)

Chapters

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 7:08 Read by EliseDee
Portrait of a Lady 6:20 Read by EliseDee
Preludes 2:27 Read by EliseDee
Rhapsody on a Windy Night 3:23 Read by Cavaet
Morning at the Window 0:46 Read by EliseDee
The Boston Evening Transcript 1:04 Read by Cavaet
Aunt Helen 1:07 Read by Cavaet
Cousin Nancy 0:49 Read by EliseDee
Mr. Apollinax 1:36 Read by Cavaet
Hysteria 1:12 Read by EliseDee
Conversation Galante 1:16 Read by EliseDee
La Figlia Che Piange 1:44 Read by Cavaet

Reviews


(4 stars)

Very well read. I had to study this for my A level, and living in central London at the time, I felt the imagery went so well.