The Waste Land - A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

The Waste Land - A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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by T. S. Eliot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393974995

ISBN-13: 9780393974997

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The text of Eliot’s 1922 masterpiece is accompanied by thorough explanatory annotations as well as by Eliot’s own knotty notes, some of which require annotation themselves.
For ease of reading, this Norton Critical Edition presents The Waste Land as it first appeared in the American edition (Boni & Liveright), with Eliot’s notes at the end.

Overview

The text of Eliot’s 1922 masterpiece is accompanied by thorough explanatory annotations as well as by Eliot’s own knotty notes, some of which require annotation themselves.
For ease of reading, this Norton Critical Edition presents The Waste Land as it first appeared in the American edition (Boni & Liveright), with Eliot’s notes at the end. "Contexts" provides readers with invaluable materials on The Waste Land’s sources, composition, and publication history. "Criticism" traces the poem’s reception with twenty-five reviews and essays, from first reactions through the end of the twentieth century. Included are reviews published in the Times Literary Supplement, along with selections by Virginia Woolf, Gilbert Seldes, Edmund Wilson, Elinor Wylie, Conrad Aiken, Charles Powell, Gorham Munson, Malcolm Cowley, Ralph Ellison, John Crowe Ransom, I. A. Richards, F. R. Leavis, Cleanth Brooks, Delmore Schwartz, Denis Donoghue, Robert Langbaum, Marianne Thormählen, A. D. Moody, Ronald Bush, Maud Ellman, and Tim Armstrong. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393974997
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
177,781
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
A Note on the Textxi
The Text of The Waste Land1
Eliot's Notes to The Waste Land21
Contexts
Sources
The King of the Wood29
The Influence of the Sexes on Vegetation30
The Killing of the Divine King31
[Adonis and Christ]32
[The Grail Legend]35
[The Grail Quest]36
[The Tarot Pack]37
The Fisher King38
[The Perilous Chapel]38
[Conclusion]39
[Madame Sosostris]40
To the Reader42
The Seven Old Men43
[Cornelia's Dirge from The White Devil]45
Ovid
[The Blinding of Tiresias]46
[The Story of Tereus and Philomela]46
That Shakespearian Rag51
The Fire-Sermon54
From Prothalamion55
[Olivia's Song from The Vicar of Wakefield]57
[Elizabeth and Leicester]57
From Confessions58
From The King James Bible [The Road to Emmaus]59
[The Extra Man]60
[The Downfall of Europe]60
From Brihadaranyaka Upanishad The Three Great Disciplines62
From Pervigilium Veneris63
From The Spanish Tragedie64
Composition and Publication
[The Composition of The Waste Land]67
The Waste Land: Paris 192272
The Price of Modernism: Publishing The Waste Land89
Eliot on the Waste Land
[The Disillusionment of a Generation]112
[A Piece of Rhythmical Grumbling]112
[On the Waste Land Notes]112
[Allusions to Dante]113
Eliot: Essays and London Letters
From Tradition and the Individual Talent114
From Hamlet120
From The Metaphysical Poets121
Ulysses, Order, and Myth128
The True Church and the Nineteen Churches131
[The Rite of Spring and The Golden Bough]131
Criticism
Reviews and First Reactions
[Eliot Chants The Waste Land]137
Times Literary Supplement [Mr. Eliot's Poem]137
T. S. Eliot138
The Poetry of Drouth140
Mr. Eliot's Slug-Horn145
An Anatomy of Melancholy148
Time Shantih, Shantih, Shantih153
Times Literary Supplement [A Zig-Zag of Allusion]153
[So Much Waste Paper]156
The Esotericism of T. S. Eliot156
[The Dilemma of The Waste Land]163
[The Waste Land and Jazz]166
The New Criticism
Waste Lands167
The Poetry of T. S. Eliot170
[The Significance of the Modern Waste Land]173
The Waste Land: An Analysis185
T. S. Eliot as the International Hero210
Reconsiderations and New Readings
The Word within a Word216
The Walking Dead230
[The City in The Waste Land]235
A Cure for a Crisis of Civilisation?240
Unknown Terror and Mystery246
A Sphinx without a Secret258
Corpse, Monument, Hypocrite Lecteur: Text and Transference in the Reception of The Waste Land275
Eliot's Waste Paper286
T. S. Eliot: A Chronology293
Selected Bibliography297

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The Waste Land: A Norton Critical Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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this poem was written accuratly ,expressing the review of T.S ELIOT of the modern progress and development .and bad things which it had done . i love this poem very much and i studeid it in my collage .