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T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land: Essays * Articles * Reviews
     

T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land: Essays * Articles * Reviews

by Nick Selby
 

ISBN-10: 0231124252

ISBN-13: 9780231124256

Pub. Date: 08/22/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The Waste Land (1922) is widely recognized as a central text of modernism and is often described as the most important poem of the twentieth century.

This guide begins with early reviews and discussions from the 1920s and '30s, considered alongside Eliot's own critical essays, showing how he set the critical terms by which his poem has been read.

Overview

The Waste Land (1922) is widely recognized as a central text of modernism and is often described as the most important poem of the twentieth century.

This guide begins with early reviews and discussions from the 1920s and '30s, considered alongside Eliot's own critical essays, showing how he set the critical terms by which his poem has been read. Examining the ways in which the poem became accepted as a literary classic, the guide then looks at New Critical and Formalist readings. The final chapters examine "deconstructive" readings that challenge The Waste Land's assumed cultural power by looking at it in light of Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytical, and cultural materialist reading practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231124256
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2001
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Chapter 1The 1920s: Early Reviews14
Chapter 2The 1930s: Archetypal Criticism33
Chapter 3New Criticism: Poetry, Literature and Myth55
Chapter 4Political Readings: Marx, Ideology and Culture89
Chapter 5Deconstructive Readings: Freud, Feminism and Ideology113
Chapter 6Cultural Readings: Modernism, Ideology and Desire139
Notes168
Bibliography174
Acknowledgements178
Index179

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