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The Waste Land
by MR T. S. Eliot


Overview - The first section of The Waste Land takes its title from a line in the Anglican burial service. It is made up of four vignettes, each seemingly from the perspective of a different speaker. The first is an autobiographical snippet from the childhood of an aristocratic woman, in which she recalls sledding and claims that she is German, not Russian (this would be important if the woman is meant to be a member of the recently defeated Austrian imperial family).  Read more...

 
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Overview
The first section of The Waste Land takes its title from a line in the Anglican burial service. It is made up of four vignettes, each seemingly from the perspective of a different speaker. The first is an autobiographical snippet from the childhood of an aristocratic woman, in which she recalls sledding and claims that she is German, not Russian (this would be important if the woman is meant to be a member of the recently defeated Austrian imperial family). The woman mixes a meditation on the seasons with remarks on the barren state of her current existence ("I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter"). The second section is a prophetic, apocalyptic invitation to journey into a desert waste, where the speaker will show the reader "something different from either / Your shadow at morning striding behind you / Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; / He] will show you fear in a handful of dust" (Evelyn Waugh took the title for one of his best-known novels from these lines).


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  • ISBN-13: 9781500216481
  • ISBN-10: 1500216488
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: June 1922
  • Page Count: 24
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.05 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1 pounds


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