The Waste Land: Facsimile Edition

Paperback | February 20, 1974

byT. S. Eliot

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Each facsimile page of the original manuscript is accompanied here by a typeset transcript on the facing page. This book shows how the original, which was much longer than the first published version, was edited through handwritten notes by Ezra Pound, by Eliots first wife, and by Eliot himself. Edited and with an Introduction by Valerie Eliot; Preface by Ezra Pound.

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When the New York Public Library announced in October 1968 that its Berg Collection had acquired the original manuscript of The Waste Land, one of the puzzling mysteries of twentieth-century literature was solved. The manuscript was not lost, as had been believed, but has remained among the papers of John Quinn, Eliot's friend and advi...

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Each facsimile page of the original manuscript is accompanied here by a typeset transcript on the facing page. This book shows how the original, which was much longer than the first published version, was edited through handwritten notes by Ezra Pound, by Eliots first wife, and by Eliot himself. Edited and with an Introduction by Valer...

Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26, 1888 - January 4, 1965), was a poet, dramatist, and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Among his most famous writings are the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathed...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 20, 1974Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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ISBN - 10:0156948702

ISBN - 13:9780156948708

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When the New York Public Library announced in October 1968 that its Berg Collection had acquired the original manuscript of The Waste Land, one of the puzzling mysteries of twentieth-century literature was solved. The manuscript was not lost, as had been believed, but has remained among the papers of John Quinn, Eliot's friend and adviser, who had received it from the poet in 1922. If the discovery of the manuscript was startling, its content was even more so, because the published version of The Waste Land was considerably shorter than the original.

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