Exploring The Waste Land
An allusion page linked from The Waste Land, Part I, line 42

Tristan und Isolde

Part I, line 42 of The Waste Land is a direct borrowing from Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, act III, verse 24.

42)  Oed' und leer das Meer.

The line can be translated as:

Desolate and empty the sea

That portion of the libretto for Tristan und Isolde is available here (in German only);

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T 133 - Wagner, Richard
T 127 - Tristan and Isolde


L 133 - Wagnerian Links
L 135 - Tristan und Isolde
Libretto of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (in German but Act I also in English)
L 136 - Tristan und Isolde synopsis
New York's Metropolitan Opera presents a synopsis of Tristan und Isolde written by Opera News.
L 137 - Tristan und Isolde
Some Tristan und Isolde background information.
L 138 - Visions of Tristan: a "drama of the soul"
An article about the opera.

Exploring The Waste Land
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