The Waste Land and Other Poems Author:T. S. Eliot This volume includes the title poem as well as “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “Gerontion,” “Ash Wednesday,” “Sweeney Among the Nightingales,” and other poems from Eliot’s early and middle work. “Eliot has left upon English poetry a mark more unmistakable than that of any other p... more »oet writing in English” (Edmund Wilson).« less
These are on a humongous list of books that I am told I must read before I die. So I tried. The Waste Landstrike one! Four Quartetsstrike two! I think my team needs a pinch hitter. Both are classic examples of Eliots unintelligible poetry. Theyre like reading Finnigans Wake backwardword by word. I never did cotton much to poetry anyway.