Category: T. S. Eliot

“The Waste Land: The Original 1922 Edition” by T. S. Eliot

Modernity has not managed to erase the restlessness that seems to be intrinsic to what it means to be human. T.S. Eliot’s disillusionment with modern civilization is timelessly encapsulated in his famous 1922 poem, “The Waste Land.” The book is laced with allusions, like, for example, some that reference the Grail legend and others informed by Fraser’s “Golden Bough.” Eliot would dedicate the piece to Ezra Pound.