(sub)Text: Formulated Phrases in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”: Part 2

(sub)Text: Formulated Phrases in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”: Part 2

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Sunday, 4 July

Wes & Erin continue their analysis of T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” In Part 1, they covered roughly the first third of the poem. In Part 2, they begin with a discussion of Prufrock’s coffee spoons, and then continue on to: his allusions to John the Baptist, Lazarus, and Hamlet; the disjointed portrait of his probable love interest; and the twinning of aging and fantasy in the final stanzas.

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Thanks to Nick Ketter for the audio editing on this episode.

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