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The Waste Land and Other Poems
The Waste Land and Other Poems | T.S. Eliot
This volume brings together the full contents of Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), Poems (1920), and The Waste Land (1922), together with an informative introduction and a selection of background materials. Included as well are two of Eliots most influential essays, Tradition and the Individual Talent (1919) and The Metaphysical Poets (1921). As with other volumes in this series, the material appearing here is for the most part drawn from The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, acclaimed as the new standard in the field. Appendices include a wide range of contextual materials pertaining to Modernism; writings by Ezra Pound, H.D., and Mina Loy; reviews of The Waste Land; art by Wyndham Lewis; and excerpts from essays by Virginia Woolf and others.
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PhilipE
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Loved this book of poems. Will require more rereading, listening to people read the poems and a lot of reflection. But overall a wonderful read. Will enjoy digging deeper into these poems over the coming years.

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GatheringBooks
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#PoetryMatters Day 16: Part of TS Eliot‘s Wasteland - #Oil

emz711 The best! I need to read more TS! 6mo
TheSpineView Great epic poem! 😊 6mo
LindaLappin these fragments I have shored against my ruins. 6mo
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Rachbb3
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Mehso-so

On broken blinds and chimney-pots,
And at the corner of the street A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps. And then the lighting of the lamps. (Preludes). I enjoyed some of Eliot‘s poems, and others had me scratching my head.

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Aaronlisa
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Mehso-so

I read this between Aug 28 & Sept 3; and rated it 3 ⭐️ on Good Reads. I wasn‘t a fan of this volume published by Arcturus in 2018. More for aesthetic reasons than anything else.

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gingerandjazz
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Every street lamp that I pass
Beats like a fatalistic drum,
And through the spaces of the dark
Midnight shakes the memory
As a madman shakes a dead geranium.

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TimSpalding
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This was among the best things we found in my grandfather's papers—a letter to him from T. S. Eliot. (Eliot was at the time an editor at Faber and Faber, and he wrote my grandfather a one-page letter about an article my grandfather was supposed to write.)

tammysue What a special keepsake to have! ❤️ 3y
DivineDiana What a treasure! 😲 3y
LisaCarey Considering that I named my first book for one of Eliot‘s poems, I think I married into the right family. 3y
Gezemice Wow! So cool! 3y
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Arwhal
Mehso-so

Read for class and wasn‘t that much of a fan

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Cathythoughts
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#QuotsyDec17 @TK-421 #desire. From Eliot‘s The Waste Land : “April is the cruelest month , breeding lilacs out of the dead land , mixing memory and desire , stirring dull roots with spring rain .”

TrishB Lovely choice ❤️ 5y
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks. Isn‘t it funny how some lines just stay in ones memory 🤔 5y
Bambolina_81 I love his poetry, I think I'm due for a reread as its been the longest time ❤️ 5y
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TrishB Yes - I have a few from over the years 💕 5y
Cathythoughts @Bambolina_81 I love it too. He‘s haunting ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 5y
batsy Great choice! He's come up with some lines that simply stay with you... 5y
Cathythoughts He does @batsy , he‘s great 💫 5y
merelybookish ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
Cathythoughts @merelybookish ❤️❤️👍 5y
Andrew65 ❤️ 5y
Cathythoughts @andrew65 ❤️❤️ 5y
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haileybean
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Mehso-so

Admittedly, most of the problems I had with this book were with the introduction and partly with how the notes were set up in the back. When reading the Wasteland poem if there was a note I‘d have to flip to the notes and see if was a T.S Eliot note (to which I‘d have to turn to a different section) or an editor one. It just became time consuming for a 121 pg book.

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haileybean
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What is that adage? We learn history so we aren‘t doomed to repeat it? Damn near 100 years later...

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Jabberwocky
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Rocking a bookish T shirt today! ☺️📚 #poetry #bookishacsessories #bookishclothes

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cewilf
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You can't beat reading awesome poetry in an awesome museum.

britt_brooke Beautiful! 5y
mcipher Wow!! Where is that? Makes me think of the Isabella Stewart Gardner in Boston but I remember the lawn differently. ❤️ 5y
cewilf @mcipher that's exactly where it is! 5y
mcipher Aha! Just not the angle from my memory!! 😂 It's so awesome there. 5y
Christine Aww yay, love it there!! 5y
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muchadoaboutnothing
Bailedbailed

Prufrock was good, the other poems decent when comprehendible, and in English, though I could make out most of the French. I gave up on the literary criticism because I don't have the background nor the will to appreciate it. I think my expectations were a bit high because of Mary Karr's introduction about how The Waste Land would change my life. It didn't.

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katedensen
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Eliot may "have measured out [his] life in coffee spoons," but I could probably measure mine in gallons of coffee. From "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," my favorite poem of all time.

#poetry #AprilBookShowers

merelybookish I grow old, I grow old... Love this poem, too! 5y
katedensen @merelybookish I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled...😊 5y
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Kimberlone
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Using the closest thing at hand for a mouse pad #thewasteland #eliot #nighttimegrading

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night_shift
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I'm.. not sure I get The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, but poetry isn't really my thing so most of the time it's lost on me. I sorta like this part, though.

#poetry

mcipher I ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ this poem so much! But it is pretty weird. 😉 6y
night_shift @mcipher yeah? I guess it's weird, but I don't get it lol 6y
mcipher @UnidragonFrag It's a lot about being bored abc ruch and getting old but not having much to show for it, and loneliness. In my mind, at least. But mostly I love the way it sounds. 😆 6y
night_shift @mcipher I'll have to read it again with that in mind! 6y
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night_shift
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Still working on these piles of borrowed and library books. So I guess these are my #marchtbr and I don't really do #lent but I should really stop getting more library books than I can actually read haha

#marchintoreading @RealLifeReading
#marchmadness @Smangela @Callemarie

RealLifeReading Ah libraries, it's like a candy store 6y
night_shift @RealLifeReading yup, truly they are. 6y
Indexasaurus I've been a manager at a library for 2 years now and have tried to learn restraint when placing holds but--no dice. The power is corrupting. 6y
night_shift @Indexasaurus haha.. I completely believe you! I'd probably be the same 😂😂 6y
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BillAicher
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Absolutely my favorite poem and poet. #poetry #poem #tseliot

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B.Reader
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Prepare yourselves for a #poetry inundation, littens! Here is a selection of some of the heavy-hitters on my shelf for today's #seasonsreadings2016

I have others on my ereader, and Citizen by Claudia Rankin is on the TBR! 📚📚📚

Lindy Bring it on! 6y
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cewilf
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One I come back to again and again.

Dragon April is the cruelest month... 6y
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Chronoreading
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Pickpick

T.S. Eliot is one of my favorite poets, so this anthology needed to be part of my home library 🙌🏻

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Chronoreading
Pickpick

T.S. Eliot is one of my favorite poets, so this anthology needed to be part of my home library 🙌🏻

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katedensen
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For #day19 of the #augustphotochallenge. I was never a huge #poetry fan, and my distaste was cemented after a rather terrible creative writing workshop in which I had to write a few of my own. Despite that traumatic experience, my love for "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" holds. Here's me reading one of my favorite passages and the text of that passage. The book is my mother's copy from the 70s. I claimed it as my own when I was 12.

Bookgirl Me too! This is my fav poem ever, and I'm not a huge poetry fan either. Sometimes when I get in the car with my son I'll say "let us go then, you and I, when the evening is spread out against the sky..." He ignores me of course. And more and more as I see wrinkles or other aging horrors I'll find myself muttering "I grow old, I grow old." This poem is ingrained in my soul. 6y
katedensen @Bookgirl I think I have at least the first half memorized, just through reading it so many times. I love that line too--I was really close with my 11th grade English teacher, who taught my class Prufrock, so my friends and I wrote her a birthday card that said "You grow old, you grow old, please don't wear your trousers rolled, we love your fashion sense!" 6y
Bookgirl @katedfisher that is awesome! I bet she loved it. My college English prof who assigned this got furious when a number of people in the class decided it was a story about a man whore who regretted all his one night stands at the end of his life, and she was so angry she stomped out of the class. That weirdness did not diminish my love for it!! 6y
katedensen @Bookgirl I might have done the same thing! 6y
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Yossarian
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"April is the cruelest month." Wasn't going out in that slush today, so stayed out of the cruelty and caught up on some reading.

Anei April IS cruel, this weekend it is taunting me with sun followed by snow flurries. 6y
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