Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations
T.S. Eliot's The Waste LandBook - 2007
"A cornerstone of the modernist movement, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land reflects the profound sense of disillusionment that emerged in the wake of World War I. Because of its changes of speaker, location, and time, as well as its numerous literary and cultural references and connections to Eliot's private life, it is often used in the classroom to illustrate how to explicate a poem" -- publisher website (August 2007).