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One of those books you have to do at school . . .

Advantages: Great poetry.
Disadvantages: Elitist, snobbish and racist.

The Waste Land is deliberately difficult. It is crammed with obscure allusions, indecipherable footnotes and lines in foreign languages. it was also heavily edited by Ezra Pound, who got rid of many of the anti-semitic elements of the poem. However, it st ...

drewish 28.02.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Waste Land and Other Poems - T.S. Eliot

The Waste Land is not a Waste of time

Advantages: Beautiful, really beautiful
Disadvantages: I suppose I have to admit that its ever so slightly snobbish

...No really it isn't, even if you're sitting there thinking someone said that about Ulyssess and you got three pages in before throwing at the wall, or that the last modern poetry you read was just random sentences, please please try this. It's one of the ...

Telute 30.09.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Waste Land and Other Poems - T.S. Eliot

Moi?

Advantages: Ground-breaking, complex, brilliant
Disadvantages: Over complex, unnecessary showing off with literary allusions.

The Waste Land is not an accessible poem. Crammed full of allusions to literary works you may not be familiar with, Eliot predicts this sufficently to off er you notes at the back. But he notes are often as obscure as the orginal refernces, if not more ...

jimbowimbo 01.02.2008 · Read full review
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Eliot's best work in one volume

Advantages: Essential Eliot poems, collected into one volume
Disadvantages: If you don't like Eliot, you'll hate this

...I bought this book because it includes The Waste Land and The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, two of my favourite Eliot poems. I would say that if you like Eliot's more experimental poetry, this is a must. If, however, you are a diehard fan of Old Possum' ...

blue_orchid_0 13.11.2006 · Read full review
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Eliot is a master of peotry

Advantages: Excellent to study, brilliant to read
Disadvantages: Snobbery, too many allusions?

...to admit, I LOVE T.S. Eliot. He manages to create something magical with words, taking something very ordinary and twisting it in such a way that is perplexing and charming. The Waste Land is a bit of a mammoth of a poem, but takes you on a jou ...

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Review of The Waste Land and Other Poems - T.S. Eliot