The Waste Land and Other Writings

Author: T.S. Eliot
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307425045
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 1922, "The Waste Land" is T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a rich new poetic language, breaking decisively with Romantic and Victorian poetic traditions. Kenneth Rexroth was not alone in calling Eliot "the representative poet of the time, for the same reason that Shakespeare and Pope were of theirs. He articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression." As influential as his verse, T.S. Eliot's criticism also exerted a transformative effect on twentieth-century letter, and this new edition of The Waste Land and Other Writings includes a selection of Eliot's most important essays. In her new Introduction, Mary Karr dispels some of the myths of the great poem's inaccessibility and sheds fresh light on the ways in which "The Waste Land" illuminates contemporary experience. From the Hardcover edition.

Roaming the Wastelands

Author: H. Millard
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595228119
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Roaming the Wastelands is a story of post-American America, the Wastelands, told through the eyes of a spontaneous drifter named Alex Lavoie. Alex and his friends celebrate life and offer no apologies for being who and what they are. They wander across the landscape demanding freedom, meaning, identity, the right to self-definition, and to self-determination in a land of growing PC conformity, that has forgotten what these things mean.

The Dark Tower III

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501143549
Format: PDF, Docs
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Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and his companions--Eddie Dean and Susannah--cross the desert of damnation, drawing ever closer to the Dark Tower, a legion of fiendish foes, and revelations that could alter the world.

Wastelands Stories of the Apocalypse

Author: John Joseph Adams
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781783291489
Format: PDF
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Presents a collection of twenty-two short stories from such authors as Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, John Langan, and Octavia E. Butler that focus on the end of the world.

The Waste Land Prufrock and Other Poems

Author: T. S. Eliot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113213
Format: PDF, Docs
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Representing the essential T. S. Eliot, these 25 works include the title poem plus the complete Prufrock ("The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Portrait of a Lady," others) and the complete Poems.

Nuclear Wastelands

Author: Arjun Makhijani
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262632041
Format: PDF, Docs
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A handbook for scholars, students, policy makers, journalists, and peace and environmental activists, Nuclear Wastelands provides concise histories of the development of nuclear weapons programs of every declared and de facto nuclear weapons power, as well as detailed surveys of the health and environmental effects of this development both in these countries and in non-nuclear nations involved in nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining.Among the more obvious but largely deferred costs of the Cold War are those related to the management of radioactive waste. The world is burdened with thousands of unwanted nuclear devices and mounting surpluses of weapons-grade plutonium and enriched uranium. In addition, the process of weapons production and testing has left many lands, aquifers, rivers, lakes, and seas contaminated by a multitude of weapons-related poisons. This book follows the production process step by step and country by country from uranium mining to the final assembly and storage of weapons, analyzing the potential hazards of each step and compiling the most complete information available on the actual health and environmental effects, in each country involved.Nuclear Wastelands includes a wealth of information that has only recently come to light, particularly on the nuclear weapons program of the former Soviet Union. It also features critical analyses of official public communications concerning the health and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons production, bringing to light governmental secrecy and outright deception that have led to the subversion of democratic principles, and have camouflaged the damage done to the very people and lands the weapons were meant to safeguard.

From Ritual to Romance

Author: Jessie L. Weston
Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1455421901
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First published in 1919.According to Wikipedia: "From Ritual to Romance is a 1920 book written by Jessie L. Weston. The work is notable for being mentioned by T. S. Eliot in the notes to his poem, The Waste Land...Weston's book is an academic examination of the roots of the King Arthur legends and seeks to make connections between the early pagan elements and the later Christian influences. The book's main focus is on the Holy Grail tradition and its influence, particularly the Wasteland motif. The origins of Weston's book are in James George Frazer's seminal work on folklore, magic and religion, The Golden Bough, and in the works of Miss Jane Ellen Harrison."

Charlie the Choo Choo

Author: Beryl Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534401245
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fans of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will definitely want this picture book about a train engine and his devoted engineer. Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.

Bright Blaze of Magic

Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1617738298
Format: PDF
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"The characters are as fantastic as Estep fans have come to expect." – RT Book Reviews Bad Things Always Come In Threes… As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls. Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side… "An adventurous ride you will never want to get off." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout on Cold Burn of Magic