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Jayme Stayer, S.J., is a professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. This academic year, he is Visiting Fellow in Religion and Literature at Campion Hall, Oxford University. He is past president of the International T. S. Eliot Society, editor of Volume 5 of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, and the author of Becoming T. S. Eliot (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021).

T. S. Eliot (photo: Wikimedia)
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Jayme Stayer, S.J.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of “The Waste Land.” The 433-line poem is important, but it’s not very user-friendly.