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The Waste Land and Other Poems  

The Waste Land and Other Poems

A Broadview Anthology of British Literature Edition

Written by: T.S. Eliot
Edited by: Joseph Black et al.

Publication Date: December 23, 2010
148pp • Paperback / PDF / ePub
ISBN: 9781551119687 / 1551119684

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Due to copyright restrictions, this title is only available in North America.

This volume brings together the full contents of Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), Poems (1920), and The Waste Land (1922), and also includes a variety of background and contextual materials. This convenient stand-alone volume features the introductory material, annotations, and supplementary material from the multi-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, acclaimed as "the new standard" for anthologies in the field.

Appendices include a wide range of literary and cultural documents 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, I.A. Richards, and several others.

This is one of several Broadview Anthology of British Literature Editions being released this year; those wishing to teach the text will have the option of including the convenient stand-alone book as part of a specially-priced shrink-wrapped package together with a volume of the anthology.


"[This edition provides] a truly impressive density of contextualizing materials that will help open Eliot's first three books of poetry to twenty-first century conversations. The annotations to The Waste Land in particular are thorough without being obtrusive, and the new materials on anti-Semitism and gender are spot on." - Michael Coyle, Colgate University (author of Ezra Pound, Popular Genres, and the Discourse of Culture)

"The Broadview edition of The Waste Land and Other Poems seems to me an excellent text for classroom use. Students will appreciate the notes, which provide helpful and straightforward guidance not only on literary allusions but on such no-longer-familiar details of everyday life as 'sprinkled streets,' curl papers, and putting one's 'shoes at the door.' The introductory material is clear and informative, and the contextual material gathered in the last section of the book would enrich any course on modernism." - David Chinitz, Loyola University, Chicago

"Broadview's recent Anthology of British Literature is an exciting achievement. Broadview has accomplished what no other anthology to date has been able to do…. Its introductory essays and useful appendices successfully reflect current scholarship while remaining student-centered…. With an impressive selection of literary works, an equally impressive collection of visual images, and an exemplary emphasis on print culture and history of the language, The Broadview Anthology not only rivals the Norton and the Longman, it sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured." – Graham Hammill, University of Notre Dame on The Broadview Anthology of British Literature

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T.S. Eliot, 1888–1965

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock


Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar


The Waste Land

Journey of the Magi


Burnt Norton

Tradition and the Individual Talent

The Metaphysical Poets

In Context: Eliot and Modernism

Appendix A: From Jules Huret, “Interview with Stephane Mallarmé”

Appendix B: Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Appendix C: Imagist and Futurist Poetry: A Sampling

  1. T.E. Hulme: "Autumn"
  2. Ezra Pound: "In a Station of the Metro," "L'Art, 1910"
  3. H.D.: "Oread," "The Pool"
  4. Mina Loy: from "Three Moments in Paris," from "Love Songs"

Appendix D: Imagism and Vorticism

  1. From F.S. Flint, "Imagisme"
  2. From Ezra Pound, "A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste"
  3. From Ezra Pound, "Vorticism"
  4. From Virginia Woolf, "Character in Fiction"

Appendix E: Reactions to the Poems of T.S. Eliot

  1. From Arthur Waugh, "The New Poetry"
  2. From Ezra Pound, "Drunken Helots and Mr. Eliot"
  3. From an unsigned review, Literary World
  4. From an unsigned review, New Statesman
  5. From Conrad Aiken, "Diverse Realists"
  6. From May Sinclair, "Prufrock and Other Observations: A Criticism"
  7. From a review of the first issue of The Criterion, New York Times Literary Supplement
  8. From Gilbert Seldes, review
  9. From I.A. Richards, Principles of Literary Criticism
  10. From Douglas LePan, "Personality of the Poet: Some Recollections of T.S. Eliot"

Appendix F: T.S. Eliot and Anti-Semitism

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