Exploring The Waste Land
A biography page linked from The Waste Land, Part I, line 10

Eliot's visit to Munich
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Eliot spent the 1910-1911 academic year doing post-graduate studies at the Sorbonne in Paris[1]. In the summer of 1911 he visited northern Italy[2] and also Munich. While in Munich he completed The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock[3].

In The Waste Land Eliot mentions the Hofgarten, a park in Munich, and the Starnbergersee, a nearby lake (as is the Königssee, mentioned in his draft of the poem.)

1. Gordon, p. 51
2. Gordon, p. 90
3. Ackroyd, p. 45

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