255 Shakespeare’s Best | Sonnet 29 (“When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes”)

Hello August! Hello world! Hey world, you’ve kicked us around long enough – it’s time for us to return to our former glory! Jacke takes a look at the fourteen-line misery-jealousy-recovery-triumph story of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29 (“When in disgrace in Fortune and men’s eyes”).

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2 thoughts on “255 Shakespeare’s Best | Sonnet 29 (“When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes”)”

  1. I enjoyed so much the T. S. Eliot podcast – that was my first experience with The History of Literature – truly wonderful. The background information was very helpful in understanding where Eliot was coming from. I would love if you would do a second podcast to further review the poem itself…it seems that you just got started. The poem is so dense that your insight would be greatly appreciated!!!

    I first read The Wasteland a few years ago, but could not really understand such…with your insight it became so much more meaningful…I could use some more help.

    1. Thanks for the feedback! There are some good side-by-side versions of The Wasteland online, which have helpful notations and references to help deepen your understanding of Eliot’s verse. That might tide you over until we get back to the poem (which might not be for a while)!

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