Dear Gunnar,
 
Unless one quoted the title, and in that case only 'The Waste Land'
would be appropriate, I suppose one could use "wasteland" -- as
the NYT article uses the expression, even if it refers to Eliot's
wasteland -- not the poem but the cultural wasteland he portrays.
 
Please mark the expression "a cultural wasteland" at 
 
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/wasteland
 
Regards,
 
CR


Gunnar Jauch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thanks, CR -- intersting stuff!
Isn't "Wasteland" by the NYT Book Section a tad sloppy?

Cheers,

Gunnar


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