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The Waste Land

Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot,Michael North

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393974997

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

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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."

The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot,Lawrence S. Rainey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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The definitive edition of the most influential poem of the twentieth century

The Waste Land and Other Poems

Author: T. S. Eliot

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547546408

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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“For many successive generations now, ‘The Waste Land,’ ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,’ and ‘Four Quartets’ have continued to excited readers and to inspire young poets. Teenagers still discover his work with a thrill of wonder and recognition. Eliot’s unique power, his understanding of interrelated beauty and squalor, freshness and despair, survives academic fashions, survives all interpretations, survives even his own dicta and formulations. He is one of the great poets.” —Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate and author of Singing School “An exalted nightmare, one of the great poems of the 20th century.” —Edward Hirsch, author of How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry) and A Poet’s Glossary

The Waste Land and Other Writings

Author: T.S. Eliot

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307425045

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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First published in 1922, "The Waste Land" is T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a rich new poetic language, breaking decisively with Romantic and Victorian poetic traditions. Kenneth Rexroth was not alone in calling Eliot "the representative poet of the time, for the same reason that Shakespeare and Pope were of theirs. He articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression." As influential as his verse, T.S. Eliot's criticism also exerted a transformative effect on twentieth-century letter, and this new edition of The Waste Land and Other Writings includes a selection of Eliot's most important essays. In her new Introduction, Mary Karr dispels some of the myths of the great poem's inaccessibility and sheds fresh light on the ways in which "The Waste Land" illuminates contemporary experience. From the Hardcover edition.

Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393974973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 518

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This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.

The Waste Land, Prufrock and Other Poems

Author: T. S. Eliot

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113213

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Representing the essential T. S. Eliot, these 25 works include the title poem plus the complete Prufrock ("The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Portrait of a Lady," others) and the complete Poems.

T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland

Author: Seamus Perry

Publisher: Connell Publishing

ISBN: 9781907776274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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The Waste Land, first published in 1922, is not far from a century old, and it has still not been surpassed as the most famous of all modern poems. In many ways, it continues to define what we mean by modern whenever we begin to speak about modern verse. At the same time, as Ted Hughes once observed, it is also genuinely popular, and not just among the cogniscenti or the degree-bearing. “I remember when I taught fourteen-year-old boys in a secondary modern school,” Hughes once said, “of all the poetry I introduced them to, their favourite was The Waste Land.” Not for nothing was it included, in its entirety, in The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse (1973), edited by Philip Larkin, a poet not known otherwise for his hospitality to modernism. The poem’s appeal is intellectual, certainly, but also visceral. It fulfils in miniature the demands that Eliot made of the great poet at large: “abundance, variety, and complete competence” – the first of those criteria of greatness all the more surprising, and moving, to find accomplished in a poem that has its starting place in so barren a human territory. The poetry is modern in a wholly self-conscious way, but the modernity of Eliot’s poem stems in large part from a strikingly powerful awareness of what’s past. In this book, the Oxford scholar Seamus Perry points out some of the fruits of that acute historical awareness – and shares his own admiration of, and pleasure in, the extraordinary voicings and counter-voicings of this perpetually great work.

Eliot and His Age

T. S. Eliot's Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century

Author: Russell Kirk

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149763573X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 460

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Eliot and His Age remains the best introduction to T. S. Eliot’s life, ideas, and literary works. It is the essential starting place for anyone who would understand what Eliot was about. Russell Kirk’s view of his older friend is sympathetic but not adulatory. His insights into Eliot’s writings are informed by wide reading in the same authors who most influenced the poet, as well as by similar experiences and convictions. Kirk elaborates here a significant theory of literary meaning in general, showing how great literary works awaken our intuitive reason, giving us profound visions of truth that transcend logical processes. And he traces Eliot’s political and cultural ideas to their true sources, showing the balance and subtlety of Eliot’s views. Eliot and His Age is a literary biography that will endure when much of the more recent writing on Eliot is gathering dust.

T.S. Eliot

A Short Biography

Author: John Worthen

Publisher: Haus Pub

ISBN: 9781906598358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

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Biographical writing about T. S. Eliot is in a more confused and contested state than is the case with any other major twentieth-century writer. There has been no study of Eliot since the impact of his early poems (Inventions of the March Hare) in 1996, despite the fact that the book radically alters how we might think of him. This book frees itself from the old biographical model of Eliot as cold and unemotional, instead offering a sympathetic study and showing how Eliot's poetry can be read for its revelations about his inner world. John Worthen is the author ofThe Gang: Coleridge, the Hutchinsons, & the Wordsworths in 1802.

The Good Soldier

A Tale of Passion

Author: Ford Madox Ford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adultery

Page: 294

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A chronicle of the tragedies in the lives of two seemingly ''perfect couples'' whose lives are far from perfect, this novel was loosely based on two real-life incidents of adultery and on Ford's own messy personal life.

T. S. Elliot's "The Waste Land"

Author: Gareth Reeves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315504839

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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This work argues that although "The Waste Land" demands close reading, the spirit of the old New Criticism works with inappropriate assumptions about unity and closed form. Many critics have tried to fix the text, to find hidden narratives and plots, spiritual guests and allegories of salvation. Instead, this reading sees the poem as resolutely open-ended, supporting this view with recent developments in Reader-Response criticism and Reception Theory. The study focuses on the way poetry sounds (or does not sound, cannot be sounded). It concentrates on syntax, lineation and intonation. It also brings out the presence of the muted voices of wronged women in a work often called misogynistic.

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot,Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547248271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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T. S. Eliot's playful cat poems were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical "Cats." Now with vibrant illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler.

Young Eliot

From St. Louis to The Waste Land

Author: Robert Crawford

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429951761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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A groundbreaking new biography of one of the twentieth century's most important poets On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, the award-winning biographer Robert Crawford presents us with the first volume of a comprehensive account of this poetic genius. Young Eliot traces the life of the twentieth century's most important poet from his childhood in St. Louis to the publication of his revolutionary poem The Waste Land. Crawford provides readers with a new understanding of the foundations of some of the most widely read poems in the English language through his depiction of Eliot's childhood—laced with tragedy and shaped by an idealistic, bookish family in which knowledge of saints and martyrs was taken for granted—as well as through his exploration of Eliot's marriage to Vivien Haigh-Wood, a woman who believed she loved Eliot "in a way that destroys us both." Quoting extensively from Eliot's poetry and prose as well as drawing on new interviews, archives, and previously undisclosed memoirs, Crawford shows how the poet's background in Missouri, Massachusetts, and Paris made him a lightning rod for modernity. Most impressively, Young Eliot reveals the way he accessed his inner life—his anguishes and his fears—and blended them with his omnivorous reading to create his masterpieces "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and The Waste Land. At last, we experience T. S. Eliot in all his tender complexity as student and lover, penitent and provocateur, banker and philosopher—but most of all, Young Eliot shows us as an epoch-shaping poet struggling to make art among personal disasters.

The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land

Author: Gabrielle McIntire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107050677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This Companion offers fresh critical perspectives on T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land that will be invaluable to scholars, students, and general readers.

T.S. Eliot

The Waste Land

Author: Nick Selby

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231124249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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Selby (American studies, U. of Wales, Swansea) considers the critical history of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land . Selby contends that the poem is a crucial document that marks and produces a change in sensibility from unity of thought to a modern even postmodern apprehension of the plurality of exper

The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot

Author: T.S. Eliot

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of The Complete Poems and Plays, published for the first time in paperback, includes all of his verse and work for the stage, from Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) to Four Quartets (1943), and includes such literary landmarks as The Waste Land, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and Murder in the Cathedral. 'Each year Eliot's presence reasserts itself at a deeper level, to an audience that is surprised to find itself more chastened, more astonished, more humble.' Ted Hughes

Blake's Poetry and Designs

Author: William Blake

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393924985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

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A collection of poems, prose, notebooks, marginalia, and letters by William Blake, accompanied by critical commentaries of selected works.

Robert Browning's Poetry

Authoratiative Texts, Criticism

Author: Robert Browning,James F. Loucks,Andrew M. Stauffer

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393926002

Category: Poetry

Page: 689

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Works by modern and Victorian critics are presented together with poems from each stage of Browning's literary career.

Pervigilium Veneris

Author: Jean Le Clerc,Pierre Pithou

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377213071

Category: History

Page: 240

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