Dédoublement explores the emotive and analytical
interpretations of T.S.Eliot’s famous poem The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock.
Dédoublement is a French term that means to act while simultaneously
criticizing that action. Prufrock is the first character in modern poetry to
embody this, and I wanted the structure of the book to reflect this idea.
Each stanza of the poem occupies its own page. Within each page are
two pullouts: one with a traditional line-by-line analysis of the poem, and one
with a collage that responds more viscerally to the content.
appropriate to T.S.Eliot's writing. While his work is rich with allusions,
he believed that the poems should be of value to someone to whom the
references were meaningless.