This volume brings together the full contents of Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), Poems (1920), and The Waste Land (1922), and also includes a variety of background and contextual materials. This convenient stand-alone volume features the introductory material, annotations, and supplementary material from the multi-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, acclaimed as "the new standard" for anthologies in the field.
Appendices include a wide range of literary and cultural documents pertaining to modernism: writings by Ezra Pound, H.D., and Mina Loy; reviews of The Waste Land; art by Wyndham Lewis; and excerpts from essays by Virginia Woolf, I.A. Richards, and several others.
This is one of several Broadview Anthology of British Literature Editions being released this year; those wishing to teach the text will have the option of including the convenient stand-alone book as part of a specially-priced shrink-wrapped package together with a volume of the anthology
"Broadview's recent Anthology of British Literature is an exciting achievement. Broadview has accomplished what no other anthology to date has been able to do…. Its introductory essays and useful appendices successfully reflect current scholarship while remaining student-centered…. With an impressive selection of literary works, an equally impressive collection of visual images, and an exemplary emphasis on print culture and history of the language, The Broadview Anthology not only rivals the Norton and the Longman, it sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured."
"[This edition provides] a truly impressive density of contextualizing materials that will help open Eliot's first three books of poetry to twenty-first century conversations. The annotations to The Waste Land in particular are thorough without being obtrusive, and the new materials on anti-Semitism and gender are spot on."
"The simple fact is that a major work of student-centered scholarship has arrived in the field of English studies, and The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is no mere pretender to the throne long held by the Norton: it is the new standard."
"The Broadview edition of The Waste Land and Other Poems seems to me an excellent text for classroom use. Students will appreciate the notes, which provide helpful and straightforward guidance not only on literary allusions but on such no-longer-familiar details of everyday life as 'sprinkled streets,' curl papers, and putting one's 'shoes at the door.' The introductory material is clear and informative, and the contextual material gathered in the last section of the book would enrich any course on modernism."