Study Guide ... The Waste Land : Notes

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Study Guide … is a collection of notes that introduce students – and not only students – to poems, novels or plays written in English. They facilitate learning supplying the most important information about the literary works and so fostering their comprehension.

The first part of the Study Guide about The Waste Land  includes the historical, social and literary background of the period in which the poem was written, and some biographical notes about the author, Thomas Sterne Eliot. The second part focuses on the work and deals with sources, setting, characters, commentary, critical approach, possible adaptations for theatre, cinema or television and further notes.