T.S. Eliot: An “Old Possum” Retrospective


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26; March 5, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Alpaugh, M.A., English, UCB, writer, poet, dramatist, editor
Location: Concord Campus


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Modest, diffident, even scholarly, T.S. Eliot brought radical change to 20th-century poetry. What was it about Eliot that allowed him to dominate poetry and place himself at the cutting edge of Modernism? Indeed, just what was Modernism? Mr. Alpaugh tackles both questions and also seeks to explain why Eliot wrote so few poems. Eliot and his contemporaries, Pound and Stevens, ushered literary culture into a new phase and paved the way for the Beats and Confessionals who followed. But far more people today know Eliot through the musical CATS than through his Wasteland or Four Quartets. Allow OLLI and Mr. Alpaugh to show you why Eliot, that Old Possum, is worth another look.


Event Details

Date: 2019-02-05

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord