By T. S. Eliot
The textual content of Eliot's 1922 masterpiece is observed through thorough explanatory annotations in addition to by means of Eliot's personal knotty notes, a few of which require annotation themselves. For ease of interpreting, this Norton severe version provides The Waste Landas it first seemed within the American variation (Boni & Liveright), with Eliot's notes on the finish.
Contexts presents readers with important fabrics on The Waste Land's resources, composition, and e-book history.
Criticism strains the poem's reception with twenty-five studies and essays, from first reactions throughout the finish of the 20 th century. incorporated are stories released within the Times Literary Supplement, in addition to choices through 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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