The Waste Land [Facsimile of 1922 First Edition]
2013 Reprint of 1922 Edition. "The Waste Land" is a 434-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot published in 1922. It has been called "one of the most important poems of the 20th century." Despite the poem's obscurity-its shifts between satire and prophecy, its abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location and time, its elegiac but intimidating summoning up of a vast and dissonant range of cultures and literatures-the poem has become a familiar touchstone of modern literature. Among its famous phrases are "April is the cruellest month," "I will show you fear in a handful of dust," and the mantra in the Sanskrit language "Shantih shantih shantih."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Salmondaze - LibraryThing
I gotta say this is pretty much essential for fans of The Waste Land. It sheds light on the composition process, parts of the poem that are obscure, and Eliot's own life up to and after the poem's ... Read full review
Review: The Waste LandUser Review - Maria - Goodreads
As with all poetry, it should not be read, it should be heard. I heard three different versions at Libravox.com, and each had its own charm. Read full review