"This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper."
The Waste Land is a poem by T. S. Eliot, widely by many regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central work of modernist poetry. Regarded as the beginning of Eliot's influential period, "Prufrock" was considered idiosyncratic at first but with time has been recognized as an important shift
T. S. Eliot1888-1965) was an American-British poet and playwright born inSt. Louis, Missouri to a prominent Boston Brahmin family. He is considered one ofthe 20th century's major poets.