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The Waste Land and Other Writings (Modern Library Classics)

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First published in 1922, The Waste Land is T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a rich new poetic language, breaking decisively with Romantic and Victorian poetic traditions. Kenneth Rexroth was not alone in calling Eliot "the representative poet of the time, for the same reason that Shakespeare and Pope were of theirs. He articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression."

As influential as his verse, T.S. Eliot's criticism also exerted a transformative effect on twentieth-century letter, and this new edition of The Waste Land and Other Writings includes a selection of Eliot's most important essays.

In her new Introduction, Mary Karr dispels some of the myths of the great poem's inaccessibility and sheds fresh light on the ways in which The Waste Land illuminates contemporary experience.

Synopsis:

Eliot's masterpiece and related writings, with a new Introduction by Mary Karr. This new edition combines "The Waste Land" with select other poems and the important collection of Eliot's critical essays published under the title 'The Sacred Wood.'

Synopsis:

Also includes Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems (1920), and The Sacred Wood

Introduction by Mary Karr

First published in 1922, The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot's masterpiece, is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a potent new poetic language. As Kenneth Rexroth wrote, Eliot "articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression." As commanding as his verse, Eliot's criticism also transformed twentieth-century letters, and this Modern Library edition includes a selection of Eliot's most important essays.

About the Author

Mary Karr is an award-winning poet, essayist, and memoirist. She is also the author of four books of poetry, Abacus, The Devil's Tour, Viper Rum, and Sinners Welcome, and three memoirs, The Liar's Club, Cherry, and Lit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759345
Introduction:
Karr, Mary
Author:
Karr, Mary
Author:
Eliot, T. S.
Author:
T.S. Eliot Introduction by Mary Karr
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
poetry;20th century;modernism;essays;literature;fiction;literary criticism;american;t.s. eliot
Subject:
poetry;20th century;modernism;essays;literature;fiction;literary criticism;classic;american;t.s. eliot
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2002
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. 96-447
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.12x5.08x.61 in. .43 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Eliot's masterpiece and related writings, with a new Introduction by Mary Karr. This new edition combines "The Waste Land" with select other poems and the important collection of Eliot's critical essays published under the title 'The Sacred Wood.'
"Synopsis" by , Also includes Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems (1920), and The Sacred Wood

Introduction by Mary Karr

First published in 1922, The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot's masterpiece, is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a potent new poetic language. As Kenneth Rexroth wrote, Eliot "articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression." As commanding as his verse, Eliot's criticism also transformed twentieth-century letters, and this Modern Library edition includes a selection of Eliot's most important essays.

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