Your web site, your choice. Just trying to help. I'm glad you found something that works for you. Cheers, Peter. Dr. Peter C. Montgomery Dept. of English Camosun College 3100 Foul Bay Rd. Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2 [log in to unmask] www.camosun.bc.ca/~peterm -----Original Message----- From: Rickard A. Parker [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 5:09 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Annotation Peter Montgomery wrote (5/2); > If you are looking for a [model] as far as commentary goes, why not try > Williamson. He seems to have just the right mix. Peter, I went through Williamson on TWL and a bit of the other poems. One thing he wrote caused a connection to be made that I think will result in a webpage and I'm planning to include a quote on his comments on the Dog in Part I of TWL. But, for the mix of information and commentary, I much prefer Nancy Gish's student guide though. The Waste Land: A Student's Companion to the Poem (American edition) The Waste Land: A Poem of Memory and Desire (British edition) Nancy's book is one of my five recommended reads for the student: http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/thewasteland/exrefs.html#recommende d Some details are here: http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/thewasteland/exgish.html Nancy's commentary includes a historial perpective, bringing up the material in the draft and some biographical aspects. She includes critical analysis and information on the editing process. She also has an interpretation that doesn't feel forced (like some I've read). And I even like the interpretation (whoops, that might have cost sales.) Regards, Rick Parker P.S., Congratulations from me too Jennifer. And a wish for the best of luck in whatever comes next.