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The Waste Land
T.S. Eliot

This long poem about the devastating nature of war and the hope for peace is one of the most significant works of modernist literature. Influenced by the breakdown of European civilisation during World War I and the increasing alienation in Western societies, this poem expresses psychological fragmentation and a quest for meaning.

The poem might serve as a starting point for an interdisciplinary teaching project with the subject of History.

· · 1922

Critical edition

Eliot, T. S. "The Waste Land." The Waste Land and Other Poems. Penguin Classics, 2003. 434 l., ISBN 9780142437315

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  • Charged with meaning
  • Classic
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  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching