The Waste Land and Other Poems

The Waste Land and Other Poems

Few readers need any introduction to the work of the most influential poet of the twentieth century. In addition to the title poem, this selecion includes "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", "Gerontion", "Ash Wednesday", and other poems from Mr. Eliot's early and middle work. "In ten years' time," wrote Edmund Wilson in Axel0s Castle (1931), "Eliot has left upon English Few readers need any introduction to the work of the most influential poet of the twentieth century. In addition to t...

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Title:The Waste Land and Other Poems
Author:T.S. Eliot
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:The Waste Land and Other Poems
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:88 pages pages

The Waste Land and Other Poems Reviews

  • Oriana
    May 27, 2014
    This is one of my favorite books of all time and to prove it, I named my dog Prufrock. I wanted to put a picture of him here for you SO BAD that after stoically refusing for a million years, I finally opened a Flickr account so I upload my pix on GR. So here is a shot of the ti...
  • Trevor
    Jan 10, 2008
    Eliot is such a pompous old fart, how could anyone not love him? When I was still in high school if you wanted to be in the group of people who had any pretensions as ?intellectuals? or whatever else it was we had pretensions of ? Eliot was de rigueur. I know large slabs of this ...
  • Christine
    Dec 26, 2007
    'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is one of those pieces of art that sustains me. I literally don't know who I would be without it. I have been reading and rereading that poem since I was about 17, and each time I read it, I come to understand it a little bit differently. It is of ...
  • Valerie
    Dec 21, 2008
    I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material way. ...
  • Bruce
    Aug 17, 2010
    Although I have read ?The Waste Land? a number of times, it has been a long time since I read it last, and I have never studied it very thoroughly, having become entranced with ?Four Quartets? and devoted most of my time and attention to that magnificent poem. Reading TWL again...
  • Joseph
    May 28, 2017
    In the upcoming book The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein, Virginia Woolf is pleased by hearing "The Wasteland" read by Eliot. Several times she mentions that she has not read the poem but only listened to it. I did the same with the Audible edition. There is something to gain in l...
  • Becky
    May 08, 2010
    3.5 stars I have wanted to read The Waste Land since seeing various quotes taken from it strewn throughout Stephen King's works. My favorites are "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." and "This is how the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." Those quote...
  • Janet
    Mar 14, 2009
    April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land... ________________ Retracing myself through the labyrinth of the Waste Land. Making an effort this time to read other sources, think about the project of making a mosaic out of a broken world. ___________________ ...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Dec 01, 2011
    The Unreal Wastelands & Labyrinths - What Memory Keeps and Throws Away; An Exercise in Recollection: in flashes and distortions. ____________________________ You! Hypocrite lecteur! ? mon semblable, - mon frre! ____________________________ Chimes follow the Fire...
  • Jason Koivu
    Jan 14, 2015
    Hey, three stars from me for poetry is good! Why? Because I don't like the stuff. Yep, I'm a savage heathen. I LOVED the stuff as a teen. I wrote notebooks filled with poetry (or at least something like poetry) back then. Somewhere along the line I lost my taste for it and now I ca...
  • Jonfaith
    May 20, 2014
    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned Dante, however I found Eliot's images both vivid and modern. I then mentally shelved ...
  • Petergiaquinta
    Jul 09, 2012
    Of course this is a five-star volume of some of the finest poetry ever written in the English language...okay? Please don't hurt me. Over the past several days I have been re-reading (or slogging though) Prufrock, Gerontion, the Waste Land and the other poems in this collection. And...
  • Xueting
    Jun 29, 2015
    Maybe I'm too dull in the mind, especially when it comes to poetry, but I couldn't get most of Eliot's poems enough to feel... anything! I like some of his earlier poems though, those in 'Prufrock and Other Observations', especially the famous Prufrock, 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Prelu...
  • ♛Tash
    Jun 04, 2015
    Never fails to give me goosebumps. ...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Jul 18, 2013
    My ode to T.S. Eliot T. S. Eliot, You walked among the stars In your words, light trails blazing. Master of the modern, Ruler of the poetic. There is, and was, no poet to compare. Your mythology and legend stand immense. Behold the waste land of the world, Behold the ...
  • Pamela Shropshire
    Apr 02, 2018
    It?s very difficult to know just how to rate and review a work like this. I won?t dare to pretend I understand everything; first of all, I have read very few of the works alluded to, so I didn?t ?get? much of the meaning directly from my own experience. My edition does have E...
  • David
    Sep 06, 2012
    I think "The Waste Land" and the other poems in this collection ("Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "Gerontion," "Portrait of a Lady" and "Four Quartets") are brilliant. That said, I have to sort of hold T.S. Eliot responsible for everything I hate about modern poetry. Obviously T....
  • Christopher
    Jul 23, 2015
    Having read this more times than I remember, it is time to write a quick review. I started using this in the classes that I teach when, somehow or other, I noticed or heard or read about how this work is connected to The Great Gatsby (another work I "teach"). While, biographically,...
  • Oscar Calva
    Jan 22, 2013
    If you, like me, are no scholar on obscure cultural and literary references, foreign languages, deep symbolism and ideas broken in pieces all over the place, you might not find this exquisite poem collection very compelling. And if you, like me, are lazy enough not to go back and forth...
  • johanna
    Jan 11, 2018
    2.5 not sure how to read poetry ...
  • Roy Lotz
    Sep 02, 2013
    I?ll admit it. I don?t understand "The Waste Land". I read it a few times, I listened to it on audiobook, I even looked up analysis on the internet. All to no avail, I don?t get it. Now don?t get me wrong, I would love to say that I totally understand Eliot, that people just ta...
  • Alexis Hall
    Apr 06, 2013
    Lovesong, The Wasteland & Four Quartets I come back to. Usually rather irritatedly because Eliot is annoying and pompous and self-conscious obscurantist. Also he's the High Priest of Modernism and I feel that should be Mina Loy. Just sayin'. But, Goddammit, there's something ...
  • Alice Lippart
    Oct 12, 2017
    Very good, but not my favorite. ...
  • João Fernandes
    Aug 07, 2015
    "We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown." I may have just found my favourite American poet, even if some of his poems are incredibly religious in nature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pru...
  • Agir(آگِر)
    Mar 01, 2017
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  • Seemita
    Jun 05, 2015
    Thomas Stearns Eliot. A lot is hidden between those three words. A whole world perhaps. A depth measured by many oceans, a mystery viewed from bewitching lenses, a song marrying numerous notes, a candle thriving on inexhaustible wax. During his writing season, that spanned over thre...
  • Lou
    Jun 28, 2017
    Probably my favourite poet. Poetry at its most incredible. ...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Sep 11, 2016
    One of my absolute favorite poems despite its formidable length. ...
  • David
    Feb 22, 2016
    This is probably one of the more difficult reviews for me. On one hand there is no doubt that Eliot is an absolute master, but on the other I found his poetry frustratingly inaccessible and not enjoyable to read. His immense influence on modernism is clearly evident, but his use of myt...
  • Aiden Heavilin
    Feb 18, 2018
    In my opinion, T.S. Eliot demonstrates why the written word as an art form will never go out of style. His exploration of human consciousness, his celebration of language, his endless allusions... no other art form would serve his purpose other than poetry. Distilled in these poems...