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Description

The Waste Land for iPad brings alive the most revolutionary poem of the last hundred years for a 21st Century audience. A wealth of interactive features illuminate T. S. Eliot's greatest work.

This digital edition carefully respects the typography and integrity of the original yet offers spectacular new ways to explore the significance and influence of the poem.

• watch a remarkable specially-filmed performance of the entire poem by Fiona Shaw, synchronised to the text
• listen to complete audio readings of the poem, also synchronised to the text, by T. S. Eliot himself (readings from two periods in his life) as well as Ted Hughes, Alec Guinness, Viggo Mortensen and Jeremy Irons with Eileen Atkins
• understand the poem’s many references and allusions with the help of comprehensive interactive notes
• reveal the structure of the verse and move quickly between sections with a new navigation tool
• watch over 35 expert video perspectives on the poem including contributions from Seamus Heaney and Jeanette Winterson
• examine original manuscript pages to see how the poem took shape under Ezra Pound’s editing

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Winner Best Adult App at the FutureBook Awards 2011
Winner International Interaction Design Award 2013

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“As someone coming from the wrong side of the two cultures, Eliot's poem had effectively been closed off to me for decades. Now it isn't, and that in itself would almost justify the price of the iPad that made it possible.”
-The Guardian, UK, John Naughton

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The Waste Land for iPad is published jointly by Faber and Faber and Touch Press. Faber is the London publisher where Eliot himself worked for almost four decades; Touch Press is behind other revolutionary interactive books for iPad including The Elements and Solar System which are defining the future of publishing. The interviews and Fiona Shaw's performance are specially filmed by Adam Low, director of the BBC Arena documentary on Eliot.

Publication of The Waste Land in 1922 was a milestone in the literary history of the 20th Century. This iPad edition carries forward Eliot's vision and vividly demonstrates how literature can be illuminated by the new digital medium.

What's New

Version 1.1.5

Bug fixes and optimisations

Ratings and Reviews

Greatness

Lee from NZ

This is really excellent, both for those who love Eliot, and for those who have been put off reading the Waste Land. A complete set of notes along with a large amount of other supplementary material makes this now the ideal way to approach the poem.

And one of the numerous audio readings included is by no less than Alec Guinness. Finally, a touch of class on the iPad.

Information

Seller
Touch Press Inc
Size
1.1 GB
Category
Books
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© TouchPress Ltd, 2017
Price
$14.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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