The Horror – The Hollow Men T.S. Eliot – How Cultures Die

Posted on November 2, 2012


The Horror – The Hollow Men T.S. Eliot – How Cultures Die.

Posted on October 19, 2012

  • Unless we face and accept and transcend The Horror we will always be eaten by its shadow. Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now presented this macarbre and filthy yet heroic and beautiful journey in a fearfully intense way and Eliots poem The Hollow Men, rendered with tender menace by Brando in Apocalyse Now( but cut back in the final version) absolutely stuns me and always has because it speaks to the very real fear we – unless life was very loving and sheltered – will have to face up to and go beyond – or be constantly weakened by this lack of dealing with it – or worse become shadow deniers…the nice are usually the worst! The strange thing is it makes me feel immensely calm and secure – that someone makes this that is so real, yet so ungraspable, for so many – explicit and hauntingly beautiful! j.m.
After he became a Christian, T.S. Eliot revisited the theme he explored in The Waste Land: how men and cultures go to rot. Wh…

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