While recovering from a mental collapse in a Swiss sanitarium in 1921, T. S. Eliot finished what became the definitive poem of the modern condition, one that still casts a large and ominous shadow over twentieth-century poetry. Built upon the imagery of the Grail legend, the Fisher King, and ancient fertility cults, “The Waste Land" is both a poetic diagnosis of an ailing civilization and a desperate quest for spiritual renewal. Through pastiche and collage Eliot unfolds a nightmarish landscape of sexual disorder and spiritual desolation, inhabited by the voice (literary, historical, mythic, contemporary) of an unconscious that is at turns deeply personal and culturally collective. This edition includes “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Portrait of a Lady," "Gerontion," and more.
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About: This volume brings together the full contents of Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), Poems (1920), and The Waste Land (1922), together with an informative introduction and a selection of background materials.
About: A treasury of important early poems from the Nobel laureate's first three volumes of verse combines poetic elements from diverse sources with bits of popular culture and common speech to recreate the chaos of Europe in the aftermath of WWI, in an anthology that includes 'The Waste Land,' 'The Love Song of J.
About: A treasury of the most important early poems combines poetic elements from diverse sources with bits of popular culture and common speech to recreate the chaos of Europe in the aftermath of World War I
About: Both a poetic diagnosis on an ailing civilization and a desperate quest for spiritual renewal, Eliot's "The Waste Land" unfolds as a nightmarish, kaleidoscopic landscape of sexual disorder and spiritual desolation, inhabited by the voices of an unconscious that is by turns deeply personal and culturally collective.
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