Check out the news on GalleyCat: “The Waste Land” app is now the most popular iPad book app, after only being released last week. It might seem unsurprising for a poem that was literally carried in the breast pockets of literati and college students on both sides of the Atlantic throughout the 1920s; we have new ways of enjoying literary trends nowadays.
Whether you’re still serving yourself on print and paper or e-readers, at the end of summer, we’re simultaneously publishing the first two volumes of The Letters of T.S. Eliot in our US market. The first is a revised edition with new material made available since the 1988 publication, and the second volume has never been published in the US before. Each has approximately 1,400 letters, a stunning Who’s Who of correspondence that includes Jean Cocteau, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. M. Forster, André Gide, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Bertrand Russell, Edmund Wilson, Leonard Woolf, Virginia Woolf, and many moreedited by the poet’s widow, Valerie Eliot, and University of York professor Hugh Haughton, spanning Eliot’s career from 1898 until 1922 when “The Waste Land” was published, and secondly from 1923-1925.
If you can’t find your copy of the poem, we’ve got that a book for that, even annotated, by the eminent Lawrence Rainey.