This groundbreaking booklet of literary detective paintings alters our knowing of T. S. Eliot’s poetic masterpiece, The Waste Land. Lawrence Rainey not just resolves longstanding mysteries surrounding the composition of the poem but in addition overturns conventional interpretations of the poem that experience prevailed for greater than 80 years. He shines new gentle on Eliot’s maximum fulfillment and at the poem’s position within the smooth canon.
Far from the austere and sober monument to neoclassicism that admirers have praised, The Waste Land turns out to be anything really diversified: anything grim and wild, unruly and intractable, violent and surprising and substantially indeterminate, but additionally deeply compassionate. Rainey seems to be at how Eliot went approximately writing the poem and on the series during which he composed the components. Arriving at new insights into the poet’s intentions, Rainey unsettles tradition-bound perspectives of the poem and indicates us that The Waste Land is even stranger and extra startling than we knew.

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