The Waste Land and Other Poems

T. S. Eliot (Author) Leonard Conolly (Editor)
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Broadview Press Inc
Publish Date
December 21, 2010
5.4 X 0.3 X 8.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Thomas Stearns Eliot, (1888 - 1965) was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and one of the twentieth century's major poets. He moved from his native United States to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working and marrying there. He eventually became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American citizenship. Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1943). He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and The Cocktail Party (1949). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry.
Kate Flint is Provost's Professor of English and Art History at the University of Southern California.
Anne Lake Prescott is Professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she was recently chair. A Columbia Ph.D., she has also taught in the Columbia graduate department. She is the author of French Poets and the English Renaissance: Studies in Fame and Transformation, many articles on Renaissance literature, and ten contributions to The Spenser Encyclopedia.
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"[This edition provides] a truly impressive density of contextualizing materials that will help open Eliot's first three books of poetry to twenty-first century conversations. The annotations to The Waste Land in particular are thorough without being obtrusive, and the new materials on anti-Semitism and gender are spot on." -- Michael Coyle, Colgate University (author of Ezra Pound, Popular Genres, and the Discourse of Culture)

"The Broadview edition of The Waste Land and Other Poems seems to me an excellent text for classroom use. Students will appreciate the notes, which provide helpful and straightforward guidance not only on literary allusions but on such no-longer-familiar details of everyday life as 'sprinkled streets, ' curl papers, and putting one's 'shoes at the door.' The introductory material is clear and informative, and the contextual material gathered in the last section of the book would enrich any course on modernism." -- David Chinitz, Loyola University, Chicago

"Broadview's recent Anthology of British Literature is an exciting achievement. Broadview has accomplished what no other anthology to date has been able to do.... Its introductory essays and useful appendices successfully reflect current scholarship while remaining student-centered.... With an impressive selection of literary works, an equally impressive collection of visual images, and an exemplary emphasis on print culture and history of the language, The Broadview Anthology not only rivals the Norton and the Longman, it sets a new standard bywhich all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured." -- Graham Hammill, University of Notre Dame on The Broadview Anthology of British Literature

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