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T. S. Eliot:

T. S. Eliot: "The Waste Land"

Essays, Articles, Reviews

By: Nick Selby (Editor)

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Published: 29th August 2001
For Ages: 22+ years old
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"The Waste Land" (1922) is widely recognized as a central text of modernism and is often described as the most important poem of the twentieth century.

This guide begins with early reviews and discussions from the 1920s and '30s, considered alongside Eliot's own critical essays, showing how he set the critical terms by which his poem has been read. Examining the ways in which the poem became accepted as a literary classic, the guide then looks at New Critical and Formalist readings. The final chapters examine "deconstructive" readings that challenge "The Waste Land"'s assumed cultural power by looking at it in light of Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytical, and cultural materialist reading practices.

Introductionp. 7
The 1920s: Early Reviewsp. 14
The 1930s: Archetypal Criticismp. 33
New Criticism: Poetry, Literature and Mythp. 55
Political Readings: Marx, Ideology and Culturep. 89
Deconstructive Readings: Freud, Feminism and Ideologyp. 113
Cultural Readings: Modernism, Ideology and Desirep. 139
Notesp. 168
Bibliographyp. 174
Acknowledgementsp. 178
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780231124256
ISBN-10: 0231124252
Series: Columbia Critical Guides
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 29th August 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.91 x 13.56  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.2