The Waste Land and Other Poems

The Waste Land and Other Poems

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by T. S. Eliot
     
 

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A superb collection of 25 works features the poet's masterpiece, 'The Waste Land'; the complete Prufrock ('The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,' 'Portrait of a Lady,' 'Rhapsody on a Windy Night,' 'Mr. Apollinax,' 'Morning at the Window,' and others); and the complete Poems ('Gerontion,' 'The Hippopotamus,' 'Sweeney Among the Nightingales,' and more).

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A superb collection of 25 works features the poet's masterpiece, 'The Waste Land'; the complete Prufrock ('The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,' 'Portrait of a Lady,' 'Rhapsody on a Windy Night,' 'Mr. Apollinax,' 'Morning at the Window,' and others); and the complete Poems ('Gerontion,' 'The Hippopotamus,' 'Sweeney Among the Nightingales,' and more).

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Library Journal
Written when Eliot was working as a bank clerk and heavily edited by his friend Ezra Pound, 1922's The Waste Land could probably take the prize as the most important English-language poem of the 20th century. This 75th-anniversary edition includes the full text plus notes and an afterword by scholar/editor Christopher Ricks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899668987
Publisher:
Buccaneer Books, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.65(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.

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The Waste Land and Other Poems (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
TheQuillPen More than 1 year ago
One of the smallest of the B&N Classics, The Waste Land and Other Poems nevertheless contains some of the best poetry of the 20th century and, quite frankly, of all time. Eliot's Ezra Pound-inspired style utterly enhances the cold, sterile, occasionally Kafkaesque mood of his early poetry, and this volume contains Eliot's preeminent early work: "Prufrock and Other Observations," "Poems 1920," and, of course, "The Waste Land," a masterpiece of modernist literature. Highly influential even today, Eliot's cynical description of a cold, harsh modern world raises pertinent philisophical questions about the human condition, as well as our world today. Eliot's penetrating observations are enhanced by his brusque and often aloof style of poetry, a style punctuated by significant pauses and characterized by short, fragmented lines, as well as varying rhyme scheme (when applicable) and diverse meter. This little book provides an excellent introduction to T.S. Eliot in general, but "The Waste Land" alone is worth your money. Absolutely influential and simply stunning--oh, and Eliot's vocabulary is masterful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS is poetry, and very little even approaching it has been written in the past several decades. Hard work, years of it, went into the writing, and luckily several good critics have written on Eliot's work and have explicated, amplifying the reader's experience. If you're looking for rawness, explicit sex, self-absorbed confessionals, random ambiguity and "It can mean one thing to you and something else to me, that's why it's so great," don't even open the book. Eliot wrote distilled thought in precisely appropriate words and language, and in rhythms in the text as deep as ground waves in the sea. Much of the material he uses or refers to in his work is no longer part of anyone's intellectual repertoire today, except academics'. But books about his poetry will fill in those blanks. The work is worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agree formatting is bad...poems good...why side numbers---stupid!
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JFillingham More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Eliot, but I found the formatting of this book frustrating. I really wanted to have a collection of his works for my Nook, so I thought this would work. After getting it, I have found the formatting of the poems frustrating. I wish someone would fix this.
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