T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
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T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

THE WASTE LAND. 1922

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T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
The Waste Land. 1922
ELIOT, T.S. (1888-1965). The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922.

First edition, second issue, number 575 of 1,000 copies, with mount in on p.41 and with the number on the colophon measuring 2mm tall. 'Eliot's Waste Land is I think the justification of the modern experiment since 1900' (Pound). 1922 was undoubtedly the annis mirabilis of the Modernist period, seeing the publication of E.E. Cummings's The Enormous Room, Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room, Gertrude Stein's Geography and Plays, W.B. Yeats's Later Poems and the two undisputed masterpieces of the era, Joyce's Ulysses and Eliot's The Waste Land. Cyril Connolly gives arguably the best summation of the work: ‘Of The Waste Land I will say nothing but that we should read it every April. It is the breviary of post-war disillusion’. Connolly, The Modern Movement; Gallup A6a.

Octavo (194 x 125mm). 4pp. publisher’s advertisement loosely inserted. Original stiff cloth; original printed dust jacket; mostly unopened (light marks and stains, tiny losses at corners of jacket). Provenance: The Holliday Bookshop, New York (bookseller’s label on rear pastedown).
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