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by Lawrence Rainey,T. S. Eliot

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Author:
Lawrence Rainey,T. S. Eliot
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978-0300119947
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0300119941
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Yale University Press; 2 edition (August 28, 2006)
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Poetry
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"The Annotated Waste Land is a nearly indispensable tool for scholars and students alike. I raced through the book, cover to cover, with pleasure and profit, and I will, I'm sure, return to it frequently. -Andrew Hudgins, author of "After the Lost War".

eliot’s career before the waste land Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on 26 September 1888, the last of six children.

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The volume is enriched with period photographs and a London map of locations mentioned in the poem.

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Enriched with period photographs, a London map of cited locations, groundbreaking information on the origins of the work, and full annotations, the volume is itself a landmark in literary history.

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  • Having recently read Alfred Appel's very erudite and comprehensive annotations to "Lolita," I have to admit that Prof. Rainey's effort here is something of a mixed bag. On the plus side, he avoids the temptation to "explain" the poem to us, since this poem of voices cries out for individual interpretation. He provides extensive excerpts and quotes from the works to which Eliot alludes. Unlike Appel, however, there is scarcely any analysis of how the allusions fit into the plan and structure of the poem. Some of the claimed allusions make one scratch one's head in bewilderment and imagine Eliot grinning from the great beyond at the confusion he has caused. On the other hand, Prof. Rainey misses obvious allusions, such as the recurring "Unreal City," which echoes the short fiction of Gerard de Nerval, whose "El Desdichado" is quoted by Eliot at line 429. (Prof. Rainey appears thrown off by Eliot's own citation to Beaudelaire; Eliot deftly pulled off a simulatneous allusion to both French authors, and there is really not any discussion here of how Eliot was influenced by the French symbolists.) Also, Prof. Rainey fails to annotate other lines that appear to be allusive, or if not are deserving of commentary just for one's overall study of the poem. His introduction captures only the tiniest bit of Eliot's craft and continuing relevance, and instead spends page after page on painstaking and eventally quite uninteresting exposition on the publication history of the poem. Coming to this poem again 28 years after reading it in college, I found it still retains both its intellectual and emotional power, which is likely what makes it such an enduring masterpiece. Its exploration of melancholy is unmatched.

  • Great edition of this book.

  • Great poem by a fantastic author

  • I really find this book helpful since English language is not my first language and English major. It clarifies many ambiguous lines in Eliot's poems.

  • This is the greatest poem of the 20th Century. Any reader who wishes to understand it, owes it to his or herself to get this annotated copy. It is scholarly and will enhance your reading pleasure immeasurably.

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  • This is NOT an annotated Waste Land. It does include Eliot's own notes, which basically identify the source of quotations--but there are no editorial notes of any kind! Even the foreign language quotations are not translated! There is nothing to help a reader understand a very difficult poem. Save your money for a better book.

  • I desperately want to like The Waste Land. There flashes of genius in this poem that suggest that the entire poem should hold together, but every time I read it I get the sense that it is a massive joke, a con job, that the point of the joke is to string together chunks of gibberish and then convince the world that it is a work of art.

    I purchased this book in the hope of getting some purchase on the meaning of the poem. I think I may have gotten a better understanding of the poem as a by-product of the material in this book. What was missing was any explanation of the poem, how it hangs together, what its "plan" is or if it has a "plan."

    The book starts with an overview of Eliot's life and the publication history of the poem. This was useful insofar as Eliot mixed into the poem, the scenes and events that he was dealing with. Thus, the references to the City of London - the financial district - reflect Eliot's work as a banker at Loyd's of London.

    On the other hand, the biographical material point to the "overrated con job" theory. It seems that Ezra Pound pushed Eliot's poem to people who were told that it was brilliant and promised to publish it and to pay for it without ever seeing it. Then Pound convinced the American publisher to award it the Dial Prize as a way of paying more to Eliot than standard rates, which, of course, insured that it would regarded as too brilliant to criticize. Early reactions indicated that people had no idea what the poem meant and Eliot in later life seemed to suggest that the poem didn't have a plan.

    Eliot's notes - designed to add volume to the poem to make it long enough to publish as a book - are included here. They are relatively cryptic and may be misleading as to Eliot's plan for the poem. The editor adds his own annotations for the poem. These annotations are far more extensive and offer some insights, but are overwhelming in part since the editor offers entire poems that Eliot was referring to. The editor offers no insights into why these selections were chosen by Eliot or what they mean to the poem.

    I guess my take-away is that the Waste Land is an overwhelming pastiche of references to other sources, obscure and famous, and that The Waste-Land is a breathtaking survey of early twentieth-century culture, but is that all it is?

    Long story short, I did not draw any closer to understanding The Waste Land or understanding why it is considered one of the great poems of the Twentieth century.