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Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ at 100

Reading a literary text in a certain type of physical space can make what was previously unintelligible come to life. Greek tragedies make more sense in an amphitheater against “wild” backgrounds of sea or mountain valley, large, physical forces of nature. The best place to read T.S. Eliot’s masterpiece? An airport. [1]