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The Waste Land (MCI) (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

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4 out of 5
Based on 27 Ratings and 13 Reviews

Book Description
Harold Bloom suggests The Waste Land is an American self-elegy masking as a mythological romance, a Romantic crisis poem pretending to be an exercise in Christian irony. Eight other critical views of Eliot's text are offered here.

The title, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, part of Chelsea House Publishers' Modern Critical Interpretations series, presents the most important 20th-century criticism o... More

Book Information
PublisherChelsea House Publishers
BindingHardcover (8 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages163
ISBN-101555460380
ISBN-13978-1555460389
Publication Date05/1988
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About Harold Bloom (Author) : Harold Bloom (b. July 11, 1930) is an American professor and prominent literary and cultural critic. Bloom defended 19th-century Romantic poets at a time when their reputations stood at a low ebb, has... more
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About T. S. Eliot (Editor) : T. S. Eliot is a published author of children's books. Published credits of T. S. Eliot include Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (Faber Children's Classics), Mr. Mistoffelees With Mungojerrie and R... more
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10/3/2015 Joshua Mark said:
The Wasteland is a literary and spiritual adventure. Don't ask what it's about. Just experience it. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a much better poem as is Preludes but they also don't dare as much as Wasteland. If you read the poem outloud it's a much more meaningful experience. You hear th... more

tags: Culture, Religion, Philosophy, Literature

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