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By T. S. Eliot

The textual content of Eliot’s 1922 masterpiece is observed via thorough explanatory annotations in addition to via Eliot’s personal knotty notes, a few of which require annotation themselves.

For ease of interpreting, this Norton severe version offers The Waste Land because it first seemed within the American variation (Boni & Liveright), with Eliot’s notes on the finish. "Contexts" offers readers with helpful fabrics on The Waste Land’s resources, composition, and book heritage. "Criticism" strains the poem’s reception with twenty-five reports and essays, from first reactions throughout the finish of the 20 th century. incorporated are reports released within the Times Literary Supplement, in addition to decisions by means of 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 chosen Bibliography are integrated.

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