Author: Aunty Muriel

Some thoughts on ‘The Waste Land’

There are a multiplicity of voices in The Waste Land at any one time, which I have attempted to categorise below. The poem is informed by various religious and mythical texts: The Bible, the Buddha’s Fire Sermon, The Upanishads, Sybil and Tiresias from Greek and Roman texts, and, perhaps most important of all, the Grail…

The ideology lurking behind reviews

In this post, I examine three reviews and question the assumptions that are brought to bear in order to ascertain whether or not the performance reviewed is considered ‘good’ or not. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform live in Atlantic City Review 1 from Billboard by Joe Lynch This review is of a concert in Atlantic…