Wasteland: Facsimile and Translation
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Wasteland: Facsimile and Translation

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When the New York Public Library announced in October 1968 that its Berg Collection had acquired the original manuscript of "The Waste Land, " one of the most puzzling mysteries of twentieth-century literature was solved. The mansucript was not lost, as had been believed, but had remained among the papers of John Quinn, Eliot's friend and adviser, who had received it from the poet in 1922. If the discovery of the manuscript was startling, its content was ever more so, because the published version of "The Waste Land" was considerably shorter than the original. How it was reduced and edited is clearly revealed on the manuscript through the handwritten notes of Ezra Pound, Eliot himself, and his first wife.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 179 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 521.63g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0156948702
  • 9780156948708
  • 340,848

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"We sometimes hear it said of an iconoclastic essayist like Mark Twain or Russell Baker that he is a 'national treasure.' I vote to include Barbara Holland in this treasure chest."-The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Though Holland obviously means what she writes, she also is having good fun, not merely mourning and celebrating what has been lost but also taking well-aimed whacks at inviting targets."-The Washington Post
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When the New York Public Library announced in October 1968 that its Berg Collection had acquired the original manuscript of The Waste Land, one of the puzzling mysteries of twentieth-century literature was solved. The manuscript was not lost, as had been believed, but has remained among the papers of John Quinn, Eliot's friend and adviser, who had received it from the poet in 1922. If the discovery of the manuscript was startling, its content was even more so, because the published version of The Waste Land was considerably shorter than the original.
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