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The Waste Land Paperback – February 16, 2013
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Fortunately I didn't read this virtually worthless Kindle version. I might have just tossed it into the backseat and decided to go out drinking instead of doing my homework that night.
Everything is all jumbled together here - the notes are part of the body of the poem, the line numbers are inserted between words, and it's all just way too hard to understand. When you're treating yourself to one of the high points of English literature, you should be able to focus on the words - not worrying if that word is even supposed to be in that place. I don't know if there is a better Kindle version available than this one, but there is definitely a better way to read this point.
Five stars for the poem, one star for the formatting.
Part of the joy of a poem is how the type is set. Kindle permits flexible, user defined, typesetting--which ruins an aspect of the text--obscuring the meaning by inserting intrusive notes and line numbers in ways that can be erratic.
One of the first reviewers commented that this obliterates the repeated phrase "I eat clams" which, putatively, is typeset into other editions. Dear reader, my predecessor was making a joke...don't waste your time researching it. But the point is true. The poem loses something in this presentation, and first-time readers should know that--while the poem is deliberately obscure and externally referential--it is not usually this difficult to read.
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I didn't order or receive this item. I think I have been hacked or my late wife's daughter is using our account.Published 19 days ago by LARRY TANNER
Read this poem. Read it aloud to others. It is a soul and mind expanding experience. Experience it yourself. You can read it in an evening.Published 2 months ago by Frank
Oh c'mon, could I really "rate" one of the classics of modern poetry?Published 3 months ago by Reader
Please, please for Christ's sake fix the formatting. It's unreadable. And where is the Greek at too? This version is missing some of the foreign languge. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Easton Smith
5 stars for TS Eliot
1 star for the paper to digital transfer: spacing is off and there is no distinction between the poem, notes, etc. Read more
Parts I skipped in my youth are now enchanting. I think themes vary according to experience of the reader in life. Wonderful.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am converting my library to Kindle. I couldn't imagine not having The Waste Land available to me.Published 10 months ago by Ronald L. Stjames