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The Waste Land and Other Writings Also includes Prufrock and Other Observations Poems and The Sacred WoodIntroduction by Mary Karr First published in The Waste Land T S Eliot s masterpiece is not only one of the key wo

  • Title: The Waste Land and Other Writings
  • Author: T.S. Eliot Mary Karr
  • ISBN: 9780375759345
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Waste Land and Other Writings By T.S. Eliot Mary Karr, Also includes Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems 1920 , and The Sacred WoodIntroduction by Mary Karr First published in 1922, The Waste Land, T S Eliot s masterpiece, is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemAlso includes Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems 1920 , and The Sacred WoodIntroduction by Mary Karr First published in 1922, The Waste Land, T S Eliot s masterpiece, is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot s poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a potent new poetic language As Kenneth Rexroth wrote, Eliot articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression As commanding as his verse, Eliot s criticism also transformed twentieth century letters, and this Modern Library edition includes a selection of Eliot s most important essays.

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    1. My road trip read while visiting the in laws I ve read most of these before, but in this case what I m gaining from my previous Eliot readings are 1 Mary Karr s outstanding introductory essay, and 2 a number of the Eliot essays To be honest, I don t know if I ll read all of the essays But back to Karr, she sets up the Wasteland wonderfully, explaining the importance of Eliot in his time, while at the same time arguing for his accessibility and his continuing relevance She counsels the first time [...]

    2. Well this is awkward It turns out there ARE notes annotations for The Waste Land after the poem, notes by no less than Eliot himself But, the catch is that much of it is non english which means I still can t read it, which means Eliot in his modernist fashion has meta trolled me, which means that despite the corrections of my original review the rating is unchanged I will not take any words out but merely cross out the places were I feel I erred The reason why I gave this 3 stars is NOT because [...]

    3. Q If you want to read poetry criticism and poetry for 1 year solid, what could be better than an all in one like this A Selected or Collected Works of would ve been better because 1 The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock is one of my favorite songs of all time I d love to read it once a day until it s recitable upon request The Waste Land, i can almost hear you, feel you, touch you someday The rest of his lines, however even the pretty Preludes seem like mere practice verses, or dilute self imitatio [...]

    4. I didn t actually finish this entire book, and I was never big on poetry This wasn t exactly the edition I wanted, but it was close enough I only got it to read The Wasteland to see why it was considered so classic When I saw it mentioned in a review on a dystopian book, I assumed it was a novel So I wanted to read it I wanted it as a stand alone publication but the library didn t have it.When I found out it was a long poem, I thought I d read it anyway Well, I didn t get it Even though there s [...]

    5. TS Eliot s The Waste Land is why I ve struggled with poetry, yet yearn to understand it I don t think I m far enough along in my studies to tackle this I ve read The Waste Land a few times now Have reread Mary Karr s introduction to it I understand it is quite innovative and famous and has a host of other wonderful attributes I m not getting it so will try it again at some other time in the future.

    6. I can appreciate the mastery of poetry but didn t find it moving Constant researching of obscure references detracted from the reading experience.

    7. I ve always preferred The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock to The Waste Land, but this little book brings me freshly to a worthy work I d only seen in textbooks I still think Lovesong is as gorgeous and stimulating as ever.This is a small book, but not so easily read In the critical essays, each sentence spawns a dozen thoughts, of which half one may discard, and half of the remaining arguable Reading straight through develops a sense in the reader that this is a look into the mind of a brilliant o [...]

    8. Why do I sense a link between the speaker voice of The Waste Land and the character Pink in the movie The Wall Perhaps it is the feeling that the soul is under seige from the powers that be, that we all are indeed robotic caricatures of ourselves because we are being manipulated to think and act in similar ways We are indeed taught to be consumers, slaves to name brand products drummed into our brains from cradle to grave I remember asking our 3rd grade why the history book said Columbus discove [...]

    9. T.S Eliot was a master of so many languages and always instilled a haunting theme into his writings His imagery is certainly moving, but his scenes shift so quickly that I was not always able to grasp the intended messages His criticism of other poets through time and his search for true artistic poetry and its origin demonstrates his superior level of intellect and insight His definition of a poet s mind as a medium in which special feelings are at liberty to enter new combinations demonstrates [...]

    10. Read this edition, because the Mary Karr introductory essay is great I ve spent too long in school and didn t feel comfortable just reading The Waste Land without any major prep work or whatever, and so I diligently read Karr s essay first because somehow I made it to 30 years old without reading this poem, embarrassing and she told me to just go ahead and read it and experience it and think about whatever it makes me think about Modernism this modernist can really be alienating to people and ma [...]

    11. While reading about myth Campbell and also paying attention and suddenly finding references to the Waste Land in many places, I decided to sit down and read the whole thing, and in book form not online I m glad I did 1 because I wanted to enter the space of the poem, and not bring the poem up as one tab among so many on my browser space, 2 Because getting into the right headspace to read this poem was immensely helped by reading Mary Karr s introduction.I had resolved that I wouldn t read the in [...]

    12. What the Genius, unintelligible, meaningful, beautiful, crude, challenging, profound, nonsense, brilliant I loved it and hated it, but in the end, I loved it I found the introductory essay very helpful I took the suggested approach of just listening to the poems rather than trying to figure out line by line the meaning But still, it was frustrating when Eliot broke into Latin or French or various other languages, as then I couldn t fully appreciate either the sound or the meaning And the poems [...]

    13. I found the poetry making up the first third of this book surprisingly very enjoyable perhaps because of the attitude preparation I gained from Mary Karr s introduction, How to Read The Waste Land So It Alters Your Soul Rather Than Just Addling Your Head I especially appreciated her perspective on Modernist poetry and how it relates to the culture of my existence.The last two thirds of this book were critical essays Starting with critiques of critics, great diligence was required to garner any m [...]

    14. I had always seen this book when I walked into bookshops but had never bothered to pick it up and look at it I see it now as I wasn t ready for it then But over Christmas a very, very dear friend of mine bought it for me as a gift I read it and now am a devout Eliot follower I think The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock is the best in the collection, though The Waste Land does have its wonder shantih, shantih, shantih and Ash Wednesday is to me, what Phantastes was to C.S Lewis I would not recommen [...]

    15. The Waste Landnot going to rate this because a i ll have to reread it for class in a couple of weeks and b if i give it a 5 stars i ll look pompous and shallow, and any other number below will look equally pompous, who am I to judge this self proclaimed ish masterpiece Honestly though, unnecessarily inaccessible, but theres the genius in it too I called it a self proclaimed masterpiece precisely because of its self aware difficulty, that allows it no other option than to be classified as a piece [...]

    16. This is my second time reading The Waste Land, and this time i made sure to understand it i took an english class that had the book as part of its curriculum Luckily i didn t have to write any papers, and it was entirely discussion based The poem deserves the notoriety it has Whether you love it or hate it, its a fine work of Lost Generation poetic art If youre gonna read it, be sure to read it with others or sparknotes or something, to make sure you can really grasp the poem Also theres a recor [...]

    17. I d only ever read bits and pieces of The Waste Land and a random assortment of his other works, so I figured I might as well sit down and properly read them.I quite enjoyed myself I know that The Waste Land is supposed to be massively depressing, and I understand that, I do It s just that while the picture that Eliot paints is bleak, he paints it so vividly, and with such hauntingly beautiful colors Also, just a note on Mary Karr who edited this volume I really appreciated her introduction and [...]

    18. Eliot s political views are repugnant to say the least, but this collection of poetry and literary criticism is worth your time The collection includes some of Eliot s most notable early poetry and some literary criticism I can t say much about the poetry other than I enjoyed it, but the literary criticism also was enjoyable, offering a narrow engagement with the English tradition of literary criticism It would have been nice to have the volume translate some of the French passages, but overall, [...]

    19. While I do enjoy poetry I love Larkin, Petrarch, Baudelaire, Whitman, Dante, and Rimbaud , I just can t find a way into to Eliot Perhaps it s because the poetry is SO intertextual and Eliot is aware of that as he appended notes to the Wasteland that I find it impossible to immerse myself in the actual poem Instead, I get overwhelmed by the constant flux of languages and literary references His work certainly references and interweaves varies fascinating sources, but ultimately it s too dense for [...]

    20. The Wasteland is the perfect encapsulation of the haunting and incalcuable effect of World War I on literature and life From the opening lines which mock the jaunty lead to The Canterbury Tales to the final words, a sanskrit invocation to peace and possibly hope, Shantih, shantih, shantih , Eliot weaves a tapestry of images, words and arresting moments that say so much and give away nothing.And Prufrock is simply the best poem ever our poetic lives, we d all like to be Byron, but we are most lik [...]

    21. Okay What I have no idea what went on here Even after reading Sparknotes in hopes that it would help me out I just didn t get the meaning and point behind this poem Perhaps, once it s explained to me then I will appreciate it But, until then, I will go on thinking that it is a confusing piece of overrated literature Maybe my professor though, will change my current feelings of the poem, once we analyze it in class Until then thoughI guess modernism just isn t my cup of tea.

    22. i really shouldn t like eliot he s as pretentious as poets get, and not only that, he s responsible for the musical cats but he s good at what he does so freaking good i swear, prufrock was written from the collected neuroses of every young man and the waste landwell, that s just on its own planet i don t care what cut you come from in life, if you have any artistic sense in your bones, there s something to be found in eliot s writing.

    23. I loved the all the poems under The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Didn t care for the next section Poems and The Waste Land could have been very interesting if not for being chock full of obscure references I would not be opposed to exploring those references and understanding it better at another time in my life, but I simply don t have that kind of time.I glanced over the literary criticisms also included in this book, but they re a bit too textbook for me right now.

    24. Eliot my partial namesake My middle name is Elliot after him, which lead to a lot of what the FUCK, mom when I was old enough to read and get Eliot isn t necessarily as talented a poet as Pound, but he s also slightly less of an anti Semite These are the trades one must make when studying Modernist poetry.

    25. Brillaint, haunting, forbidding, difficult, evocative, atmospheric, surreal, erudite, spooky.About as good as poetry gets, in its best places and momentsis is a wonderful collection, worth getting because of the inclusion of some of the essays which are deeply reasoned and pretty well written in their own right.

    26. I remember ploughing through The Wasteland and Love song of Arthur J Prufrock at school, maybe resenting it a little at the time, but always remembering the poems Lines from them appear to me at the most inopportune moments, so I thought it was time to read them again Am loving the re reading.

    27. the poem contains a lot that comes from other poets fragments put together like a waste land with bits and pieces of things used in the past it s not a collage skillfully designed in the end we are invited to bring our own part to this holy ruin here t.s eliot describes the status quo we re in after WW l we live in a culture of bits and pieces so no worries no great expectations either.

    28. I m speechless The amount of information packed into this poem, the allusion, the complexity of thoughts honestly like looking down Alice s rabbit hole and allowing your head to swim Maybe that makes me a little crazy, but I love stuff like that I get the distinct feeling I can back to this poem again and again and find something new in it each time.

    29. I haven t read a lot of modern poetry but this was excellent The Wasteland itself is intense and moving, and you can read it through and just start again at the beginning, over and over, and find new things to like about it The collection also has some other great poems in it Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, notably but it s missing The Hollow Men which is a bit disappointing.

    30. I m not sure what to say about this one yet This book contained many of Eliot s poems, not just The Waste Land I found his earlier work easier on the brain I read The Waste Land twice and though it left me with distinct images, I m still not sure what was going on It s strange to thoroughly enjoy a poem and yet not really know why The essays in the book bored me.

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