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    DescriptionWhile recovering from a mental collapse in a Swiss sanitarium in 1921, T. S. Eliot finished what became the definitive poem of the modern condition, one that still casts a large and ominous shadow over twentieth-century poetry. Built upon the imagery of the Grail legend, the Fisher King, and ancient fertility cults, "The Waste Land" is both a poetic diagnosis of an ailing civilization and a desperate quest for spiritual renewal. Through pastiche and collage Eliot unfolds a nightmarish landscape of sexual disorder and spiritual desolation, inhabited by the voice (literary, historical, mythic, contemporary) of an unconscious that is at turns deeply personal and culturally collective. This edition includes "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Portrait of a Lady," "Gerontion," and more.


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    Title
    The Waste Land and Other Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) T. S. Eliot
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142437315
    ISBN 10: 014243731X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC21: 821.912
    DC22: 821.912
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    DC22: 821/.912
    LC classification: PS3509.L43 W385 2003
    B&T Approval Code: C25102828
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Australia
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Australia
    Publication date
    01 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Hawthorn
    Author Information
    Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent many of his adult years in England. He worked for a bank while writing poetry, teaching, and reviewing, and was soon recognized as a force in the British literary world. The Waste Land confirmed his reputation as an innovative poet. Frank Kermode is among our greatest contemporary critics. He has written and edited many works, among them The Sense of Ending and Shakespeare's Language.