Zvonimir Radeljkovic

Professor of American and English Literature at Sarajevo University.


The Waste Land is considered as one of the defining poems of 20th modernist literature. This essay offers an engaging and thorough analysis of the poem, that is considered notoriously difficult to read. Radeljkovic argues that T.S Eliot does in fact offer the reader a belief in a meaningfulness of our existence, or at least in the existence of transcendentalism – something that Eliot fears has been lost in the modern world of science and rationality.