By T. S. Eliot
The textual content of Eliot's 1922 masterpiece is observed through thorough explanatory annotations in addition to via Eliot's personal knotty notes, a few of which require annotation themselves. For ease of examining, this Norton serious version offers The Waste Landas it first seemed within the American variation (Boni & Liveright), with Eliot's notes on the finish.
Contexts offers readers with beneficial fabrics on The Waste Land's assets, composition, and book history.
Criticism lines the poem's reception with twenty-five studies and essays, from first reactions in the course of the finish of the 20th century. incorporated are reports released within the Times Literary Supplement, besides decisions by means of 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, Delmore Schwartz, Denis Donoghue, Robert Langbaum, Marianne Thormählen, A. D. Moody, Ronald Bush, Maud Ellman, Christine Froula, and Tim Armstrong. A Chronology and chosen Bibliography are incorporated.
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