Culture in the Waste Land


Anton Pokrivčák, University of Ss Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia, ID LLCE2017-187;     Abstract: The paper deals with the significance of the concept of culture in the work of T. S. Eliot. It draws on his poetic work, especially his famous The Waste Land, as well as his critical work (Tradition and the Individual Talent, Christianity and Culture). The aim is to point out that the poet´s ideas, whether expressed poetically or critically, have not lost their relevance for the present time, but, on the contrary, that their illuminative power has increased.