T.S. Eliot's 'Waste Land' and Its Cultural Influences

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In a paper consisting of 10 pages the aethetic, scientific, and sociopolitical influences on Eliot's 1922 masterpiece is considered in an examination of such works as Civilization and its Discontents by Freud, Heart of Darkness by Conrad, The Stranger by Camus, On the Genealogy of Morals by Nietzsche, Modernity's Consciousness of Time and its Need for Self Reassurance by Habermas's, Eliot's poem 'Gerontion' and his essay 'Tradition and the Individual Talent.' There are 9 bibliographic sources cited.