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Waste Land

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ISBN-10: 0871407175

ISBN-13: 9780871407177

Edition: 2013

Authors: T. S. Eliot, Paul Muldoon

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“One of the most moving and original poems of our time" (Conrad Aiken), The Waste Land is arguably the most important poem of the twentieth century. First published by Boni & Liveright in 1922, this landmark reissue of the first edition, now back with its original publisher, includes a new introduction by Paul Muldoon, showcasing the poem’s searing power and strange, jarring beauty. Famously elliptical, wildly allusive, at once transcendent and bleak, The Waste Land defined modernity after the First World War, forever transforming our understanding of ourselves, the broken world we live in, and the literature that was meant to make sense of it. In a voice that is arch, ironic, almost…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 9/16/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

T. S. Eliot is considered by many to be a literary genius and one of the most influential men of letters during the half-century after World War I. He was born on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. Eliot attended Harvard University, with time abroad pursuing graduate studies at the Sorbonne, Marburg, and Oxford. The outbreak of World War I prevented his return to the United States, and, persuaded by Ezra Pound to remain in England, he decided to settle there permanently. He published his influential early criticism, much of it written as occasional pieces for literary periodicals. He developed such doctrines as the "dissociation of sensibility" and the "objective correlative" and…    

Paul Muldoon was born in Northern Ireland in 1951. He lives with his wife, the novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, & his two children in New Jersey, & teaches at Princeton University. In 1999 he was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.