Waste Land, The


noun

a poem (1922) by T. S. Eliot.

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Cultural definitions for Waste Land, The

“The Waste Land”

(1922) A poem by T. S. Eliot. Its subject is the fragmented and sterile nature of the modern world, particularly the world after World War I.

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