The Waste Land

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Waste Land
  • T.S. Eliot
  • English
  • 05 March 2019
  • 0393974995

About the Author: T.S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present day poetry He wrote the poems The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party and the essay Tradition and the Individ Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present day poetry He wrote the poems The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party and the essay Tradition and the Individual Talent Eliot was born an American, moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 at the age of 25 , and became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39.See also


The Waste Land The Text Of Eliot S 1922 Masterpiece Is Accompanied By Thorough Explanatory Annotations As Well As By Eliot S Own Knotty Notes, Some Of Which Require Annotation Themselves.For Ease Of Reading, This Norton Critical Edition Presents The Waste Land As It First Appeared In The American Edition Boni Liveright , With Eliot S Notes At The End Contexts Provides Readers With Invaluable Materials On The Waste Land S Sources, Composition, And Publication History Criticism Traces The Poem S Reception With Twenty Five Reviews And Essays, From First Reactions Through The End Of The Twentieth Century Included Are Reviews Published In The Times Literary Supplement, Along With Selections By Virginia Woolf, Gilbert Seldes, Edmund Wilson, Elinor Wylie, Conrad Aiken, Charles Powell, Gorham Munson, Malcolm Cowley, Ralph Ellison, John Crowe Ransom, I A Richards, F R Leavis, Cleanth Brooks, Del Schwartz, Denis Donoghue, Robert Langbaum, Marianne Thorm Hlen, A D Moody, Ronald Bush, Maud Ellman, And Tim Armstrong A Chronology And Selected Bibliography Are Included.

10 thoughts on “The Waste Land

  1. says:

    I m trying to write a term paper on this poem key word is trying and then I realized, hey, I should waste some time by writing a review of the poem on Goodreads So here we are Here s my thing about T.S Eliot the man is ungodly brilliant and I love almost everything he s written Does this mean I understand a single goddamn word of it Of course not But and this is the great part that doesn t matter Eliot has been quoted as saying he s perfectly aware that no one has any idea what his I m trying to write a term paper on this poem key word is trying and then I realized, hey, I should waste some time by writing a review of the poem on Goodreads So here we are Here s my thing about T.S Eliot the man is ungodly brilliant and I love almost everything...

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    You know, one of the greatest poems of the 20th century and that kind of thing I must know a fair amount of it by heart Here s a story about The Waste Land that some people may find amusing Many years ago, when I was an undergraduate in Cambridge, a friend of mine asked me for advice on how to impress female Eng Lit majors Well, I said, you could do worse than use The Waste Land Just memorise a few lines, and you ll probably be able to bluff successfully.We did some rehearsals, and eventu You know, one of the greatest poems of the 20th century and that kind of thing I must know a fair amount of it by heart Here s a story about The Waste Land that some people may find amusing Many years ago, when I was an undergraduate in Cambridge, a friend of mine asked me for advice on how to impress female Eng Lit majors Well, I said, you could do worse than use The Waste Land Just memorise a few lines, and you ll probably be able to bluff successfully.We did some rehearsals, and eventually agreed on the following script He would start off by quoting the first few lines April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain And then he would say, But that s not my favourite bit and quote the following What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of this stony rubbish Son of man, You cannot say, or guess He tr...

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    April is the cruellest month breedinglilacs out of the dead landWinter Kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow

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    April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain The above mentioned lines mark one of the most profound onsets in the history of modernist literature and perhaps with eruption of the highly dense, heart pounding effusion, a magical spell envelops the reader who would be kept shifting between time and space, embark and decay of civilization, prophecy and satire, philosophy and faith, life and death throughout the mApril is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain The above mentioned lines mark...

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    I would not presume to offer anything approaching a definitive judgment of this unique and influential poem, a poem which presents us in early modernist fashion with a provocative collage of voices and scenes, fragments which Eliot has collected from the heap of broken images that litter the desert of our culture, but which he presents in a way that grants them new terror and new poignancy, in a way that shows us fear in a handful of dust and hints if only by its absence at the possibility I would not presume to offer anything approaching a definitive judgment of this unique and influential poem, a poem which presents us in early modernist fashion with a provocative collage of voices and scenes, fragments which Eliot has collected from the heap of broken images that litter the desert of our culture, but which he presents in a way that grants them new terror and new poignancy, in a way that shows us fear in a handful of dust and hints if only by its absence at the possibility of a greener world...

  6. says:

    I read a lot of poems as an English major back in the day Not many have stuck with me over the years, but The Waste Land is one of them T.S Eliot s lamentation of the spiritual drought in our day, the waste land of our Western society, lightened by a few fleeting glimpses of hope It s fragmented, haunting, laden with symbolism and allusions, and utterly brilliant A diverse cast of characters take turns narrating the poem, or having their conversations overheard by the narrator, including I read a lot of poems as an English major back in the day Not many have stuck with me over the years, but The Waste Land is one of them T.S Eliot s lamentation of the spiritual drought in our day, the waste land of our Western society, lightened by a few fleeting glimpses of hope It s fragmented, haunting, laden with symbolism and allusions, and utterly brilliant A diverse cast of characters take turns narrating the poem, or having their conversations overheard by the narrator, including a Lithuanian countess, reminiscing about her childhood and life I read...

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    This is the hardest poem I ve ever read Certainly, the difficulty experienced when reading something is not enough reason to leave a bad review I m currently readingUlysses, a notoriously difficult book, but I am enjoying it nonetheless This, however, is an entirely different creature Despite being an English student I do find poetry difficult It may be because of my background I transferred from sciences into English, so I had very little experience beyond a few poems I read at school This is the hardest poem I ve ever read Certainly, the difficulty experienced when reading something is not enough reason to leave a bad review I m currently readingUlysses, a notoriously difficult book, but I am enjoying it nonetheless This, however, is an entirely different creature Despite being an English student I do find poetry difficult It may be because of my background I transferred from sciences into English, so I had very little experience beyond a few poems I read at school So when I entered the world of poetry at degree level I was way out of my depth It took me a long time to catch up on what I d missed, and it took me even longer to actually enjoy poetry The point is reading poetry is different to reading novels It s harder to do, and I have to concentrate greatly to do it But, every so often, when you find the right poem for you, it takes you away as you beco...

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    I often return here, and each time I find a different place and yet it is the same, maybe because I have heard and reheard the Four Quartets mantra Four Quartets offer the solution because The Waste Land sets the problem There is no Hope without Despair

  9. says:

    This Pisses Me Off and Makes Me Feel Like a Moron I ve had to read this twice in the course of my education, and I don t like it one bit, though I thoroughly appreciate its status and importance Sort of like my attitude to atomic weapons You wouldn t dismiss atomic weapons as crap , but you could legitimately say I appreciate their significance but I don t like them at all I don t think there has ever beenliterary masturbation about any other piece of writing than The Wasteland, and This Pisses Me Off and Makes Me Feel Like a Moron I ve had to read this twice in the course of my education, and I don t like it one bit, though I thoroughly appreciate its status and importance Sort of like my attitude to atomi...

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