The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

The Waste Land

The text of Eliot's 1922 masterpiece is accompanied by thorough explanatory annotations as well as by Eliot's own knotty notes, some of which require annotation themselves.For ease of reading, this Norton Critical Edition presents The Waste Land as it first appeared in the American edition (Boni & Liveright), with Eliot's notes at the end. "Contexts" provides readers with invaluable materials on The Waste Land's sources, composition, and publicat...


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TitleThe Waste Land
ISBN9780393974997
Author
Release DateDec 1st, 2000
PublisherW.W. Norton & Company
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages320 pages
GenrePoetry, Classics, Fiction, Literature, 20th Century
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  • Manny
    2008-12-05
    You know, one of the greatest poems of the 20th century and that kind of thing. I must know a fair amount of it by heart. Here's a story about "The Waste Land" that some people may find amusing. Many years ago, when I was an undergraduate in Cambridge, a friend of mine asked me for advice on how to impress female Eng Lit majors. Well, I said, you could do worse than use The Waste Land. Just memorise a few lines, and you'll probably be able to blu...
  • Huda Yahya
    2012-02-22
    ...أعذر كل من لم يستطع فهم أو محبة الأرض الخراب بالعربيةفأنا عانيت معها وحدي قبل دراستها بلغتها الأصليةفالرموز وطريقة السرد(العظيمة) تؤثر كثيرا على من لا خلفية له عنهاهذه السنة بدأت في دبلومة الترجمة في الدراسات العلياووجدت أستاذي في الشعر هو أحد أ...
  • Madeline
    2009-04-24
    I'm trying to write a term paper on this poem (key word is "trying") and then I realized, hey, I should waste some time by writing a review of the poem on Goodreads! So here we are. Here's my thing about T.S. Eliot: the man is ungodly brilliant and I love almost everything he's written. Does this mean I understand a single goddamn word of it? Of course not. But (and this is the great part) that doesn't matter. Eliot has been quoted as saying he's...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2013-03-08
    I read a lot of poems as an English major back in the day.* Not many have stuck with me over the years, but The Waste Land is one of them: T.S. Eliot's lamentation of the spiritual drought in our day, the waste land of our Western society, lightened by a few fleeting glimpses of hope. It's fragmented, haunting, laden with symbolism and allusions, and utterly brilliant. A diverse cast of characters take turns narrating the poem, or having their co...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2015-03-20
    This is the hardest poem I’ve ever read. Certainly, the difficulty experienced when reading something is not enough reason to leave a bad review. I’m currently reading Ulysses, a notoriously difficult book, but I am enjoying it nonetheless. This, however, is an entirely different creature. Despite being an English student I do find poetry difficult. It may be because of my background. I transferred from sciences into English, so I had very l...
  • Hannah Eiseman-Renyard
    2009-09-18
    This Pisses Me Off and Makes Me Feel Like a Moron I've had to read this twice in the course of my education, and I don't like it one bit, though I thoroughly appreciate its status and importance. Sort of like my attitude to atomic weapons. You wouldn't dismiss atomic weapons as 'crap', but you could legitimately say 'I appreciate their significance but I don't like them at all.'I don't think there has ever been more literary masturbation about an...
  • Håkon
    2017-03-27
    I must confess. I have no idea what I just read. But it was the most beautiful thing.
  • Foad
    2017-02-12
    هر مؤلف فقط تا سه بار فرصت داره آدم رو تحت تأثیر قرار بده، تا وقتی که به کلی کنار گذاشته بشه.تی اس الیوت تا حالا دو تا فرصتش رو سوخت کرده!!
  • Ahmed Ibrahim
    2016-02-26
    " من هذه الدراسة يتضح لنا أن الثورة الشعرية التي أحدثها ت.س.إليوت بقصيدة "أرض الضياع" لم تكن ثورة في الشعر الإنجليزي أو الأمريكي فحسب بل كانت ثورة في فن الشعر بصفة عامة بحيث امتد تأثيرها ليشمل معظم شعراء العالم في مختلف اللغات، سواء هؤلاء الذين قرءوه...
  • Rakhi Dalal
    2016-11-25
    After the torchlight red on sweaty faces After the frosty silence in the gardens After the agony in stony places The shouting and the crying Prison and palace and reverberation Of thunder of spring over distant mountains He who was living is now dead We who were living are now dying With a little patience.
  • Ken Moten
    2012-09-15
    [From 2012, I think]:One of my early Goodreads reviews was of the anthology of Eliot The Waste Land and Other Writings where I reviewed the structure of the book more than I did any of the poems. I have looked back since writing it and am unsatisfied. This is one of my favorite poems, if not my favorite and it deserves better, so I will review it by itself. Now this is a *cue sudden dramatic music* modernist work (which is to say, no "roses are r...
  • peiman-mir5 rezakhani
    2016-02-20
    دوستانِ گرانقدر،این دفترِ شعر از 10 شعرِ بلند و 5 شعرِ کوتاه تشکیل شده است و در پایان نیز مقاله ای از « الیوت» با نامِ « سنّت و استعدادِ فردی» چاپ شده استبه انتخاب ابیاتی از این کتاب را در زیر، برایِ شما بزرگواران مینویسم--------------------------------------------------------...
  • Chiara Pagliochini
    2012-01-24
    “Ho i nervi a pezzi stasera. Sì, a pezzi. Resta con me.Parlami. Perché non parli mai? Parla. A che stai pensando? Pensando a cosa? A cosa?Non lo so mai a cosa stai pensando. Pensa.”Penso che siamo nel vicolo dei topiDove i morti hanno perso le ossa. Mi sento sola stasera. Le lacrime premono sulla punta degli occhi. E c’è un piccolo nodo di nausea là in fondo, che non si vuol sfogare in nessun modo. Forse è la stanchezza, è tutto il gi...
  • Roula
    2017-03-12
    ειχα πρωτοδιαβασει αυτο το ποιημα στα αγγλικα εκει στα 20 περιπου, στα πρωτα χρονια της σχολης και η αναμνηση που μου ειχε αφησει ηταν ενα μεγαλο ερωτηματικο και ενα απεραντο αγχος για το τι στην ευχη θα γραψω αν πεσει στην εξεταστική. .α! και κατι γ...
  • Steph
    2008-02-16
    i think this might make me an anti-intellectual, but i enjoyed this poem so much more when i read this outside of the classroom and infused it with my own tenuous understanding of what was going on in the poem. in class, explicating every single obscure reference effectively killed it. still such a powerful opening though. his poems have lines you want to taste in your mouth, and repeat over and over like magical intonations, or write down covert...
  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    2012-03-10
    T. S. Eliot, who was a literary man who previously had faith in literary wisdom and social norms, I think discovered during World War I how useless lessons of wisdom and defined social mores were against processing the experience of massive wartime deaths and maiming. His personal tragedy of a very damaging marriage was also very difficult. In 'The Waste Land', I think Eliot was ranting at literature, society, religion and culture for failing to ...
  • Brian
    2015-12-12
    In college I read an author I loved and can't find him. He wrote in the 20's in prose, and they called him the street poet. He didn't rhyme but made you feel his words. I thought Eliot might be that one. I'm not sure if I read him then but the poem amazed me. The more I read and write the more I understand and the deeper the pleasure. I read Eliot a couple years ago and hated it. I read him again this week and read in awe. His words branch off in...
  • Emily O
    2011-04-04
    What can one say about The Waste Land that hasn't already been said? It's disjointed, difficult, long, and brilliant. Parts of it are confusing and grotesque (I'm looking at you, carbuncular young man) while other parts are strikingly painfully beautiful. It is laden with symbolism and references to everything under the sun. The only interpretation people can agree on is that something is terribly broken, though no-one can seem to agree on exactl...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2010-07-28
    سرزمین بی حاصل: نخستین چاپ این منظومه با عنوان «سرزمین ویران» با ترجمه ح. رازى، حمید عنایت و چنگیز مشیرى در اسفند ماه 1334، در جُنگ هنر و ادب امروز، دفتر اول چاپ شد. در زمستان 1343، «بهمن شعله ور» اقدام به ترجمه این اثر کرد، که با همین عنوان «سرزمین هرز»، ...
  • Roya
    2015-07-07
    نکته ی بارز این کتاب اینه که ... "صفحه ی آخر نداره!" یا حداقل کتاب من، صفحه ی آخرش چاپ نشده و نمی دونم دیوانه کننده تر از این هم چیزی هست؟ حالا بالاخره درد هیزل و گاس رو وقت خوندن کتاب جناب پیتر فن هوتن درک می کنم، مسخره استبه غیر از این نکته ی "بارز"، باید ...
  • Maria Thomarey
    2016-11-20
    4,5;. Μεγάλη η διαφωνία μου για τη μετάφραση του τιτλου.
  • Laurel Hicks
    2011-12-19
    Ars PoeticaA poem should be palpable and muteAs a globed fruitDumbAs old medallions to the thumbSilent as the sleeve-worn stoneOf casement ledges where the moss has grown -A poem should be wordlessAs the flight of birdsA poem should be motionless in timeAs the moon climbsLeaving, as the moon releasesTwig by twig the night-entangled trees,Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves,Memory by memory the mind -A poem should be motionless in timeAs...
  • Jason Gignac
    2009-05-17
    Original ReviewTo be perfectly honest, I really expected not to like this poem. I was really kind of expecting to hate it, in fact. I've read a little bit of Ezra Pound, a jillion years ago, didn't like it, and I guess just figured this would be the same. Here's the thing - I didn't hate it. And I don't know why. It was obtuse, it made no sense at times, it deliberately obscured itself, it had all the things I hate in modern poetry.Except for one...
  • Chris
    2011-08-24
    In summary: the poem is aptly titled if ‘waste’ is the colloquial ‘to poop on’, and ‘land’ means ‘my time’.Okay, so this has been on my reading list for a while. It was supposed to be so good. Its legend preceded it, and it had a lot to live up to, judging from many literature buffs . Some have referred to this poem as an embodiment of the zeitgeist of the 20th century. Besides being a poet and writer, T.S. Eliot was a literary cr...
  • Amir Mojiry
    2013-06-04
    سرزمین هرز از جمله کتاب هایی بود که باید می خواندم. به خاطر شهرتش و این که به نوعی کلاسیک محسوب می شد. اما این که نتوانستم با این کتاب خوب ارتباط برقرار کنم می تواند چند دلیل داشته باشد:1- کتاب در فرهنگ و بافت خود، کتاب بسیار خوبی است اما وقتی ترجمه می ش...
  • L.A. Starks
    2016-12-21
    This highly literary poem is recommended only for those who want to delve into its heavily allegorical word-by-word symbolism and who are willing to go outside the text to understand it.While I don't recommend T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland for mystery, suspense, and thriller readers who are looking for straightforward plot and characters, those who like the setting of the early 1900s and the sheer rhythm of the lines will find this classic stays wit...
  • Saeed tavakoli
    2015-10-20
    امتیاز دهی من بیشتر بر اساس لذتی است که از کتاب بردهام. از اون کتابهایی بود که باید میخوندم. دو ترجمهی بهمن شعلهور و جواد علافچی رو خوندم و باید بگم نه. شاید انتظارم زیاد بوده. شعر اشباع شده از اسطوره و کتابهایی که الیوت دوست داشته. افسانههای خدایان، م...
  • Teresa
    2014-02-19
    "Abril é o mês mais cruel, geraLilases da terra morta, misturaA memória e o desejo, agitaRaízes dormentes com chuva da primavera.(...)E vou mostrar-te uma coisa ao mesmo tempo diferenteDa tua sombra quando ao amanhecer te segueE da tua sombra quando ao entardecer te enfrenta;Vou mostrar-te o medo num punhado de poeira."
  • Leola
    2016-08-22
    What the Thunder Said If there were waterAnd no rock If there were rock And also water And water A spring A pool among the rock If there were the sound of water only Not the cicada And dry grass singing But sound of water over a rock Where the hermit-thrush sings in the pine trees Drip drop drip drop drop drop drop But there is no water
  • Adriana
    2017-02-15
    Amo cuando flasheo con poesía, que me pasa poco (por falta mía de formación o sensibilidad). El hecho de leer primero el prólogo, después la versión traducida, después las notas de Eliot y después la versión en inglés para mí sumó mucho, porque hace que lo vayas rodeando hasta llegar al poema en sí con las lecturas anteriores. Fav.