T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

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A cornerstone of the modernist movement, T.S. Eliot s The Waste Land reflects the profound sense of disillusionment that emerged in the wake of World War I. Because of its changes of speaker, location, and time, as well as its numerous literary and cultural references and connections to Eliot's private life, it is often used in the classroom to illustrate how to explicate a poem. Bloom s Modern Critical Interpretations allows students to approach this challenging poem with confidence. Providing carefully selected, full-length critical essays from the foremost literary publications, along with additional study helps, this freshly updated, all-in-one resource is an ideal companion for those undertaking in-depth research projects.... Tiresias loses his eyes in retaliation for looking upon the naked body of the bathing Athena, goddess of wisdom. ... Of course, he is also the prophet of the dead in Hades, guide to sailors like Odysseus and Aeneas, and the seer who ... A dissociation of sensibility sets in as the new propheta#39;s a€œinviolable voicea€ sings out its reading of the writing of the oracular dead. ... The dissemination of any single lyric speaker amid these babbling tongues seems to denote the final demise of theanbsp;...

Title:T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land
Author:Harold Bloom
Publisher:Infobase Publishing - 2007


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