Exploring The Waste Land
A draft page linked from The Waste Land, Part III, line 247

In the draft of The Waste Land

In the draft:

Pound thought Eliot had gone too far with the last two lines and Eliot removed them at his proding. Note though that while Eliot removed other lines outright from the poem (even destroying rhyming patterns), here he left a remnant of the old lines in the form of the ellipses (...) which were not there in the draft.

Citation:  "The Facsimile"   pp. 46-47

Exploring The Waste Land
File name: dq247.html
File date: Sunday, September 29, 2002
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