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. Included as well are two of Eliot’s most influential essays, “Tradition and the Individual Talent” (1919) and “The Metaphysical Poets” (1921). As with other volumes in this series, the material appearing here is for the most part drawn from The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, acclaimed as “the new standard” in the field. Appendices include a wide range of contextual materials pertaining to Modernism; writings by Ezra Pound, H.D., and Mina Loy; reviews of The Waste Land; art by Wyndham Lewis; and excerpts from essays by Virginia Woolf and others.
A treasury of Eliot's 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.
The Waste Land' is a long poem by T. S. Eliot. It is widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central work of modernist poetry. Eliot's poem loosely follows the legend of the Holy Grail and the Fisher King combined with vignettes of contemporary British society. Eliot employs many literary and cultural allusions from the Western canon, Buddhism and the Hindu Upanishads. Because of this, critics and scholars regard the poem as obscure. The poem shifts between voices of satire and prophecy featuring abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location, and time and conjuring of a vast and dissonant range of cultures and literatures.
Poetry. Winner of the 2011 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. John Beer's first collection, THE WASTE LAND AND OTHER POEMS, employs the wit of a philosopher and the ear of a poet to stage ways of reading that are political, personal, and theoretical. The speaker of these poems also brings humor to the dissecting table, to prod the legacies of great works of the imagination while balancing irony and affection.
This reissue of the first edition, now back with its original publisher, brings to life the most important poem of the 20th century, which defined modernity after the First World War, for a new generation of readers.
The Genius Of T.S. Eliot Contributed Immensely In Ushering Modernism In Poetry, Play And Literary Criticism. Therefore, Our Knowledge Of Modernism Will Remain Incomplete Should We Fail To Understand Eliot. This Book May Serve As An Introduction To Eliot, The Man, The Poet, The Playwright And The Critic. For The Benefit Of Readers, It Quotes In Full, While Introducing And Explaining, The Poet S Master-Pieces, The Waste Land And Four Quartets, And Also Some Of His Other Great Poems. Further, It Discusses About All Of His Five Major Plays, And Nine Important Essays, At Some Length.