The Waste Land and Other Poems

The Waste Land and Other Poems

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University. His specialty is modern literature, and he has written three books and numerous articles about T. S. Eliot.
The Waste Land and Other Poems, by T. S. Eliot, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>Considered the most important poem of the twentieth century, T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land is an oblique and fascinating view of the hopelessness and confusion of purpose in modern Western civilization. Published in 1922—the same year as Joyce's equally monumental Ulysses—The Waste Land is a series of fragmentary dramatic monologues and cultural quotations that crossfade into one another. Eliot believed that this style best represented the fragmentation of society, and his poem portrays a sterile world of panicky fears and barren lusts, and of human beings waiting for some sign or promise of redemption. Mirroring the destruction and disillusionment of World War I, The Waste Land had the effect of a bomb exploded in a genteel drawing room, just as its author intended. This volume also includes Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) and Poems (1919). Prufrock contains the poem that first put Eliot on the map, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, in which the title character is tormented by the difficulty of articulating his complex feelings. Among other masterpieces, Poems features Gerontion, a meditative interior monologue in blank verse—a poem like none before it in the English language. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Randy Malamud is Professor of English and Associate Chair of the department at Georgia State
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Barnes & Noble : Sold by Sterling Publishers, 2009.
Edition: NOOKbook edition.
ISBN: 9781411433489
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Jan 16, 2018

I didn't read much poetry in my youth- but the ones I did either spoke of nature (Robert Frost) or were for children (Robert Louis Stevenson, Shel Silverstein). Somehow, I managed to get through college without reading renowned TS Eliot. I am here now, to remedy that oversight. I have mixed feelings about this collection. Certain poems really spoke to me, and brought me into turn-of-the-century America and England. His observations of city life were vivid, dirty, and real. This is where he's at his best. Morning at the Window- although one of his shortest in the collection, was my favorite. I can almost see the city waking, the housemaids already on the streets, the fog covering everything. Just beautiful imagery. The same goes for Preludes parts 1-4. He speaks of dirty, sawdust-filled streets. Of chimneys, of cab-horses. Some of it rhymes, some of it doesn't, and that's okay here- we're catching a glimpse of 1915 city life.
However, there are many things I didn't care for. Some of his poems are just a jumble of nonsense. I read some in-depth reviews to be sure I wasn't missing anything. He's attempting to intelligently comment on certain parts of society- but bounces around so much and twists his verbiage in such a fashion that the meaning gets lost. I didn't care for his major work, The Waste Land, which illustrates my previous complaint. Yes, the man was smart. Yes, he was trying to show that. No, it doesn't help that three of his poems were completely in French. I might be interested in more of his poetry, if he stuck to what he was good at.

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Apr 25, 2017

Terrific little selection of the poems! Excellent and very useful notes for them too. One minor shortcoming: excluded some great poems like "The Hollow Men".

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