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The Wasteland

Author : Harper Jameson
ISBN : 1646300424
Genre : Fiction
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It's the roaring twenties and London's elite enjoy a Great Gatsby lifestyle where more-is-more and greed-is-great. Poets like Robert Frost are the rock stars of the time, attracting several thousand fans to a reading. But beneath the veneer, fascism's message of nationalism, traditional values, return to former greatness and violent intolerance are on the rise in England and America. When an obscure, painfully shy bank clerk wanders onto the literary scene, all of this bubbles to the surface. The Wasteland is the untold story of T.S. Eliot, his secret struggle with being gay, the people left in the wake of his meteoric career trajectory and the madness that helped produce his greatest work.

The Design Of The Waste Land

Author : Burton Blistein
ISBN : 0761841385
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Design of The Waste Land offers a detailed, comprehensive explanation of T.S. Eliot's enigmatic poem. It relates The Waste Land to earlier and later poems by Eliot, demonstrating that the major poems describe a continuous spiritual odyssey or quest undertaken by the same individual, initiated by the moment of ecstasy in the Hyacinth garden. Blistein's analysis of Eliot's sources reveals that the protagonist's glimpse of "the heart of light" is equivalent to drinking from the Grail, or communing with God. The incarnate deity momentarily transforms the Hyacinth garden into the likeness of the Edenic paradise. With the inevitable passing of the moment of communion, the protagonist in effect is expelled from the paradisiacal garden as mankind was from Eden. By contrast, the familiar world appears to him a wasteland. The protagonist seeks to drink again from the divine Source and return again to the garden as it was when transfigured by the divine presence. His is a quest for Grail and Homeland.

Escape From The Wasteland

Author : Susan Jolliffe Napier
ISBN : 067426181X
Genre : Literary Collections
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Lurid depictions of sex and impotence, themes of emperor worship and violence, the use of realism and myth - these characterize the fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo. Napier discovers similarities as well as dissimilarities in the work of two writers of radically different political orientations. Napier places Yukio's and Kenzaburo's fiction in the context of postwar Japanese political and social realities and, in a new preface for the paperback edition, reflects on each writer's position in the tradition of Japanese literature.

T S Eliot S The Wasteland

Author : Seamus Perry
ISBN : 1907776273
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Waste Land, first published in 1922, is not far from a century old, and it has still not been surpassed as the most famous of all modern poems. In many ways, it continues to define what we mean by modern whenever we begin to speak about modern verse. At the same time, as Ted Hughes once observed, it is also genuinely popular, and not just among the cogniscenti or the degree-bearing. “I remember when I taught fourteen-year-old boys in a secondary modern school,” Hughes once said, “of all the poetry I introduced them to, their favourite was The Waste Land.” Not for nothing was it included, in its entirety, in The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse (1973), edited by Philip Larkin, a poet not known otherwise for his hospitality to modernism. The poem’s appeal is intellectual, certainly, but also visceral. It fulfils in miniature the demands that Eliot made of the great poet at large: “abundance, variety, and complete competence” – the first of those criteria of greatness all the more surprising, and moving, to find accomplished in a poem that has its starting place in so barren a human territory. The poetry is modern in a wholly self-conscious way, but the modernity of Eliot’s poem stems in large part from a strikingly powerful awareness of what’s past. In this book, the Oxford scholar Seamus Perry points out some of the fruits of that acute historical awareness – and shares his own admiration of, and pleasure in, the extraordinary voicings and counter-voicings of this perpetually great work.

Words From The Wasteland

Author : Bret W. Swain
ISBN : 9781483609164
Genre : Poetry
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From an early age music has been a stgrong influence in my life. It inspired me to start writing when I was 12 or 13 years old. I'm now 43 and publishing my first book. I've poured my heart and soul into these pages. Some of these poems offer hope for true love and happiness. Others deal with the reality of faltering relationships trying to find peace with ourselves, overcoming addiction and failure.

Castle Of The Wasteland

Author : W. Minich
ISBN : 9780595273195
Genre : Fiction
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The Frozen Emporer has risen after a thousand years and with Shallitamma the Sorceress conspires to put off Spring for all time. Using magic, barbarians, and orcs he bends all of his might toward the destruction of an elvish nation championed by a man adopted by them, Coraf, son of Sadatoo. He, his wife, and a league of intriguing characters work to dethrone this monster of the past. Taken to the brink of destruction all depends on obtaining a weapon that can trap the villian's spirit forever. Written in a style that evokes a vision of the tale it is sure to entertain a reader of any age.

Wanderer Of The Wasteland

Author : Zane Grey
ISBN : 9780786027842
Genre : Fiction
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He Chose The World's Deadliest Land: To Die, Or To Live Again. . . Adam Laret, big, young and headstrong, ran from Ehrenberg to the banks of the Rio Colorado. He was blindly fleeing his scheming, gambling brother and the woman Guerd stole from him. But Adam's escape wasn't complete until Guerd, in the company of a sheriff, hunted him down. Then Adam committed the ultimate crime. With the mark of Cain upon him--he traveled into the desert to atone for his sins. In a vast, harsh world of heat and beauty, of stealthy creatures and gnawing starvation, Adam faced death and madmen, Indians and strangers who lived where life was impossible. But nothing he did, no act of courage, righteousness, or violence, washed Adam clean. Until he met a woman and made a choice: to fight his way back to civilization, the most dangerous place of all. . . Over 40 Million Copies Of Zane Grey's Novels Sold

Into The Wasteland A Dystopian Journey

Author : Lisa Shea
ISBN : 9781312519480
Genre : Fiction
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I blink into awareness in a clinically clean hallway, surrounded by tangerine-garbed murderers and psychopaths. I have no idea who I am or why I'm a part of this Hell-bound group. A guard in riot gear hands me a Ruger double-action revolver. I'm told if I can make it through the no-man's-land alive, I might have a chance at amnesty. All I have to do is trek the two-hundred-and-fifty miles north through desolate wasteland to the Gate. Alone. I could say this is the worst day of my life, but I honestly have no idea. Into the Wasteland follows one young woman's journey through treacherous landscapes, backstabbing strangers, and lethal challenges. If she survives, her path will lead her to a final destination beyond anything she could have imagined. All author's proceeds from sales of Lisa Shea's dystopian novellas benefit battered women’s shelters. Lisa's novellas are teen-friendly. They are written without explicit intimacy or violence.

Sally Of The Wasteland

Author : Victor Gischler
ISBN : 9781782766148
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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SallyÕs just your everyday post-apocalyptic young woman, shooting mutant fauna by day, hanging at the local bayou bar by night. She might be slightly insane, but thatÕs all to the good after the fall of civilization. But Sally cares about one thing above all others, and thatÕs her innocent, fair-haired boy, Tommy. When Tommy takes off on a treasure hunt to the forbidden city of New Orleans, Sally follows the boy she loves on his expedition, because hell knows he canÕt take care of himselfÉ! A satirical popcorn adventure, punctuated with garish set pieces and bawdy one-liners, Sally of the Wasteland is intended for the enjoyment Ð and delight Ð of mature audiences! Collects Sally of the Wasteland 1-5

Sally Of The Wasteland 4

Author : Victor Gischler
ISBN : 9781782766186
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Victor Gischler (X-Men, Angel & Faith, Noir) and Tazio BettinÕs trigger happy heroine reaches the climax of her post-apocalyptic pursuit in this penultimate issue. New Orleans ainÕt what it used to beÉ Long gone are the jazz bands, boutiques and Mardi Gras mayhem, leaving only rubble and mutants in their wake. With their goal in sight, Sally and her crew are gonna need a little more luck if theyÕre hoping to navigate the city in one piece. Better get those guns loaded, ladies!

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