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

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

by Nick Selby
     
 

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 experience" (from the introduction). CoverageSee more details below

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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 experience" (from the introduction). Coverage includes the initial critical reaction to the poem, its establishment as a modern literary classic, New Criticism, political criticism, deconstructive criticism, and the discourse of desire.

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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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