eBook Reading The Waste Land from the Bottom Up, 1st Edition

  • A. Booth
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1137482842
  • ISBN-13: 9781137482846
  • DDC: 821
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 273 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Note on the Text.
How to Use This Book.
Introduction A Dog Loping after a Frisbee.
“Swallowed up in The One Great Tragedy”: World War I and The Waste Land.
“Can’t He Add Anything?”: Reading the Notes.
“Miss Weston’s Book Will Elucidate the Difficulties of the Poem”: Weston’s From Ritual to Romance.
“To Another Work of Anthropology I am Indebted in General”: Frazer’s The Golden Bough.
Epigraph “And as for the Sibyl, I Saw Her with My Own Eyes”: Petronius’s Satyricon.
Dedication “il Miglior Fabbro”: Dante’s Purgatorio.
The Burial of the Dead.
1: Line 20 “Son of Man”: Ezekiel.
2: Line 23 “And the Dead Tree Gives No Shelter”: Ecclesiastes.
3: Line 31 “Frisch Weht Der Wind”: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.
4: Line 48 “(Those are Pearls That Were His Eyes)”: Shakespeare’s Tempest.
5: Line 60 “Unreal City”: Baudelaire’s “The Seven Old Men”.
6: Line 63 “I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many”: Dante’s Inferno.
7: Line 64 “Sighs, Short and Infrequent, Were Exhaled”: Dante’s Inferno.
8: Line 74 “O Keep the Dog Far Hence, That’s Friend to Men”: Webster’s White Devil.
9: Line 76 “You! Hypocrite Lecteur!—Mon Semblable,—Mon Frère”: Baudelaire’s Preface to Fleurs du Mal.
A Game of Chess.
10: Line 77 “The Chair She Sat In, Like a Burnished Throne”: Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.
11: Line 92 “laquearia”: Virgil’s Aeneid.
12: Line 98 “sylvan Scene”: Milton’s Paradise Lost.
13: Line 99 “The Change of Philomel”: Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
14: Line 111 “My Nerves are Bad To-Night”: Tom and Vivien Eliot as the Chess Players.
15: Line 118 “The Wind Under the Door”: Webster’s The Devil’s Law Case.
16: Line 125 “Those are Pearls That Were His Eyes”: Shakespeare’s Tempest.
17: Line 138 “Pressing Lidless Eyes”: Middleton’s Women Beware Women.
18: Line 172 “Good Night, Ladies”: Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
The Fire Sermon.
19: Line 176 “Sweet Thames, Run Softly”: Spenser’s Prothalamion.
20: Line 182 “By the Waters of Leman”: Eliot and Lake Leman.
21: Line 192 “And on the King My Father’s Death Before Him”: Shakespeare’s Tempest.
22: Line 196 “But at My Back from Time to Time I hear”: Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”.
23: Line 197 “The Sound of Horns and Motors”: Day’s Parliament of Bees.
24: Line 202 “Et O Ces Voix D’enfants, Chantant Dans La Coupole!”: Verlaine’s “Parsifal”.
25: Line 218 “I Tiresias”: Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
26: Line 221 “Homeward, and Brings the Sailor Home From Sea”: Sappho.
27: Line 253 “When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly”: Goldsmith’s The Vicar of Wakefield.
28: Line 257 “This Music Crept by me Upon the Waters”: Shakespeare’s Tempest.
29: Line 266 “The River Sweats”: Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.
30: Line 279 “Elizabeth and Leicester”: Froude’s The Reign of Elizabeth.
31: Line 293 “Highbury Bore Me”: Dante’s Purgatorio.
32: Line 307 “To Carthage Then I Came”: Saint Augustine’s Confessions.
33: Line 308 “Burning Burning Burning Burning”: The Buddha’s Fire Sermon.
34: Line 309 “O Lord Thou Pluckest me Out”: Saint Augustine’s Confessions.
Death by Water.
35: Line 312 “Phlebas the Phoenician”: Eliot’s “Dans le Restaurant”.
What the Thunder Said.
36: Headnote The Book of Luke; Weston’s From Ritual to Romance.
37: Line 360 “Who is the Third Who Walks Always Beside You?”: Shackleton’s South.
38: Lines 367–77 “What is That Sound High in the Air”: Hermann Hesse’s Blick ins Chaos.
39: Line 402 “Datta: What Have We Given?”: The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.
40: Line 408 “Or in Memories Draped by the Beneficent Spider”: Webster’s White Devil.
41: Line 412 “Dayadhvam: I Have Heard the Key”: Dante’s Inferno, Bradley’s Appearance and Reality.
42: Line 417 “Revive for a Moment a Broken Coriolanus”: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus.
43: Line 425 “Fishing, with the Arid Plain Behind Me”: Weston’s From Ritual to Romance.
44: Line 428 “Poi S’ascose Nel Foco Che Gli Affina”: Dante’s Purgatorio.
45: Line 429 “Quando Fiam Uti Chelidon”: Pervigilium Veneris.
46: Line 430 “Le Prince D’Aquitaine à La Tour Abolie”: Nerval’s “El Desdichado”.
47: Line 432 “Why Then Ile Fit You. Hieronymo’s Mad Againe”: Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy.
48: Line 434 “Shantih Shantih Shantih”: Upanishads.
Works Cited.