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The Waste Land


“The Waste Land” is a complicated poem published in 1922 by T. S. Eliot.  This poem draws upon numerous myths to express Eliot’s despair about the moral decay in Europe after the First World War.



Call Numbers for Searching  the Shelves


  • PS3509 .L13
  • PS3509 .L43



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  •  Bloom, Harold (Ed.). T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. 1986.

                  Call Number: PS3509 .L43 W3815 1986

  • Eliot, T. S. The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950. 1971.

                   Call Number: PS3509 .L43 1971

  •  Gish, Nancy K. The Waste Land: A Poem of Memory and Desire. 1988.

                 Call Number: PS3509 .L43 W36485 1988

  • Jain, Manju. A Critical Reading of the Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot. 2001.

                  Call Number:  PS3509 .L43 Z68455 2001

  • North, Michael (Ed.). T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land. 2000.

                  Call Number: PS3509 .L43 W3 2000

  • Selby, Nick (Ed.). T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land. 2001. 

                  Call Number: PS3509 .L13 W3639 2001




LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  •  Eliot, T. S. (Subject Keywords)
  • Waste Land  (Subject Keywords)



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism. Call Number:  REF PN761 .N5

o   Vol. 55, pg. 346-374

o   Vol 57, pg. 167-213

  • Critical Survey of Poetry. Call Number: REF PN1021 .C7 2003

o   Vol. 2. pgs. 1191-93

  • Poetry Criticism. Call Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol. 5, pgs. 155-218

o   Vol. 31, pgs. 99, 116-169, 190

  • Poetry for Students. Call Number: REF PN1112 .P752

o   Vol. 20, pgs. 246-266

  • World Poets. Call Number: REF PN1021 .W67 2000

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 348-351


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