The Waste Land : A Biography of a Poem

Matthew Hollis
Victoria Hall / Online
19 Sep 2023 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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When it was first published in 1922, the Waste Land by T. S. Eliot met with a mixed reception. A century on we consider it a landmark in poetry, but does it deserve its standing? Matthew Hollis is the author of the critically acclaimed The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem; he will join us to explore the historical and personal roots that produced the poem, and the literary process that composed it, from its material grounding in the Great War to its final refinement by Ezra Pound.

Matthew Hollis is also the author of Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas, which won the Costa Biography Award, the H.W. Fisher Biography Prize and was Sunday Times Biography of the Year. He has also published two collections of poems: Ground Water and Earth House.

Members: Free, Online or Victoria Hall (please book online only)
Guests: £10, Online or Victoria Hall (you will be admitted to the Hall at 7.50pm if there is room)
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