The Waste Land

1st Edition

Grover Smith

Published May 28, 2017
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9781138121782 - CAT# Y214367
Series: Routledge Library Editions: T. S. Eliot

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In this study, first published in 1983, Professor Smith makes the argument that although The Waste Land is analogous in form to a musical composition that it is actually made of its literary echoes. He calls these a ‘music of allusions’ and shows the resemblance of this music in its evocativeness to the technique of Mallarmé and the French symbolists. Smith also comments extensively on Eliot’s critical theories as they bear on The Waste Land and traces the development of Eliot’s allusive and transformational poetic form from its genesis in early work. This title will be of interest to students of literature.


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