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The Waste Land: A Facsimile & Transcript of the Original Drafts, Including…

by T. S. Eliot

Other authors: Valerie Eliot (Editor), Ezra Pound (Preface)

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I gotta say this is pretty much essential for fans of The Waste Land. It sheds light on the composition process, parts of the poem that are obscure, and Eliot's own life up to and after the poem's publication. Pound's, Eliot's, and Vivienne Eliot's marginalia are a pleasure to read. In fact, the book fully justifies Eliot's dedication for Pound as "il miglior fabbro." Through his intervention the poem transformed from a very good piece into what many call the greatest poem of the 20th century. I will definitely come back to this book in the future and delve further into what was going on. ( )
  Salmondaze | Jul 29, 2014 |
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Each facsimile page of the original manuscript is accompanied here by a typeset transcript on the facing page. This book shows how the original, which was much longer than the first published version, was edited through handwritten notes by Ezra Pound, by Eliot’s first wife, and by Eliot himself. Edited and with an Introduction by Valerie Eliot; Preface by Ezra Pound.

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First published in 1922, 'The Waste Land' was perhaps the most revolutionary poem of its time, offering a devastating vision of modern civilisation between the two wars.

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