T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”

Wednesdays, 10 am - 12 pm

Facilitators: Rob Gibson, Doug Twells

Critics have called The Waste Land the most important poem of the 20th century. Later in life, Eliot called it “a wholly insignificant grouse against life” and “a piece of rhythmical grumbling.” One hundred years after its first publication, we’ll read it together, discuss, and decide for ourselves. Rob and Doug will provide background and supporting details along the way as we will also consider the poem’s place in Eliot’s life and work and in historical context.

The Waste Land and Other Poems, T. S. Eliot, Helen Vendler, ed. ISBN 978-0451526847

WednesdaysMay 3 – 24, 202310 am – 12 pmIn-person
WashU West Campus
begins March 7