Finding T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  11.10.09 | 5:22 PM ET

The Guardian’s Stephen Moss visits the promenade shelter where Eliot is supposed to have written part of his most famous poem. The result is pretty grim:

There is no commemorative plaque, several panes of glass are broken or missing, and the windows on one side are emblazoned with the words FALSE TEETH in large green letters. It seems a careless way to treat the place in which the greatest poem of the 20th century was written.

Careless, true—but also strangely appropriate, don’t you think? (Via The Book Bench)


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


1 Comment for Finding T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’

Lauren Quinn 11.12.09 | 3:15 AM ET

FALSE TEETH? I couldn’t have thought of anything more appropriate.

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