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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock



“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot, was first published in 1906. This Modernist poem follows Prufrock’s thoughts on his way to meet a woman and ask her a question. The poem contains references to many other authors’ works, including Dante’s Divine Comedy and Shakespeare’s Hamlet.



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3509.L43



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms (In All Fields)


  •  Eliot, T. S.



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (ed). T.S. Eliot.  1999.

                       Call Number:  PS3509.L43 Z87243 1999

  • Childs, Donald J. From Philosophy to Poetry: T.S. Eliot’s Study of Knowledge and Experience. 2001.

                      Call Number:  PS3509.L43 Z64923 2001

  • Eliot, T.S. Complete Poems and Plays. 1971.

                      Call Number:  PS3509.L43 1971

  •  Jain, Manju. A Critical Reading of the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot. 2001.

                     Call Number:  PS3509.L43 Z68455 2001

  • Raffel, Burton. T. S. Eliot. 1991.

                     Call Number:  PS3509.L43 Z816 1991

  • Ricks, Christopher. T. S. Eliot and Prejudice. 1988.

                     Call Number:  PS3509.L43 Z8246 1988



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o   Vol. 9, pg. 183, 187

o   Vol. 10, pg. 169-70

o   Vol. 13, pg. 196-99, 201

o   Vol. 15, pg. 210-11, 213

o   Vol. 34, pg. 390, 397-98, 402, 525-26

o   Vol. 41, pg. 146, 149-55

o   Vol. 55, pg. 351-52, 371, 374

o   Vol. 57, pg. 168, 175, 179, 181, 190, 207-8, 210

o   Vol. 113, pg. 182-86, 188-97, 199-200, 202-11, 214-218, 220-23, 226

  • Critical Survey of Poetry Call Number: REF PN1021 .C7 2003

o   Vol. 2, pg. 1190-91

  •  Masterplots II: Poetry SeriesCall Number: REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o   Vol. 5, pg. 2348-50

  •  Poetry Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol. 5, pg. 153-54, 157, 160, 206

o   Vol. 31, pg. 91-198

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1112 .P752

o   Vol. 1, pg. 96-114


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