After watching a very good programme about T.S.Elliot, one of my favourite poets, I decided to find the edited copy made by Ezra Pound. I saw great long passages crossed out by him. In fact so much of this poem was changed by Ezra Pound that I wondered if it could still be called Elliot's work. I know editors are important but how many of them act like Ezra Pound. I wouldn't want my work treated so viciously, although I must admit that the critics say it was the editing that made The Waste Land so great!
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