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The Nick of Time

by George Alec Effinger

Time travel: been there, done that ... or at least Frank Mihalik has. On February 17, 1996, Frank discovers the secret to time-travel, or at least he thought he had. He must embark on a voyage through time and space in order to set things right. He must survive parallel universes in which--Oh my!--Shirley Temple plays the awesome role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz"! Only his love, Cheryl, can save him, but he is almost tricked by a parallel-dimension Cheryl and potentially wrecks his love life. How will Frank survive this wild jerk through these dark counter-universes? And will our universe ever be the same?

Relatives

by George Alec Effinger

Ernest Weinraub, Ernst Weinraub, Ernst Weintraub--three slightly different versions of the same name, the same man. Each incarnation of Weintraub/Weinraub inhabits a slightly different version of our world: Ernest Weinraub lives in a maddeningly overcrowded New York, a hellish near-future world where sanity and life are imperiled by a nightmare of pollution, overpopulation and manic power games played by the six despotic men who rule Earth; Ernst Weinraub is a poet and an intellectual who lives in a decadent world in which America has never been colonized, Europe and Asia are crumbling, and Africa has only one populated city, a world where drink, drugs and sex reduce human being to little more than animals and a man feels himself being sucked under with all the others; Ernst Weintraub, an idealistic revolutionary, lives in a world in which the Allies lost the First World War to "Jermany" and people are forced into a terror-ridden underground existence as tyranny rides roughshod over man and civilization.The single factor uniting these startlingly different worlds is Weinraub/Weintraub. But even he is molded and distorted, it would appear, by the various environments and societies, and his problems seem entirely different in each of the three worlds. Yet, as the book progresses, both he and the reader learn that neither time nor place matters--every person must sooner or later make certain basic decisions.RELATIVES is a novel about personality and about duty, chiefly one's duty to the state. The Weinraub/Weintraub variations are carefully orchestrated so that each tells the same story while presenting vastly varying reasons for a single outcome. Once having experienced these three powerful visions of an individual's interaction with society, one is compelled to consider, and reconsider, the foundations of moral and social responsibility.

Those Gentle Voices

by George Alec Effinger

THOSE GENTLE VOICES A Promethean Romance of the Spaceways"Because it's there..." That was why Earth men climbed Mt. Everest and why, in 2017, they set out for the distant star, Wolf 359. In 1988, they had learned that intelligent inhabitants from a planet orbiting Wolf 359 had been signaling Earth. That fact was reason enough to dispatch a manned probe to explore and investigate. But perhaps there was another reason for the journey. A reason too incredible for Earth people ever to imagine. A reason they might never understand even when they land on the planet they call Jennings' World.Author George Alec Effinger was a true master of satirical Science Fiction. Before his death in 2002, he gained the highest esteem amongst his peers for his pitch-perfect stylistic mimicry and his great insight into the human condition. Despite a life filled with chronic illness, Effinger was a prolific novelist and short story writer, earning multiple Nebula and Hugo Award nominations.

A Thousand Deaths

by George Alec Effinger

While George Alec Effinger's Budayeen novel WHEN GRAVITY FAILS is perhaps his most famous work, his lesser known novel THE WOLVES OF MEMORY remained his favorite. In it, he introduced readers to Sandor Courane, an Everyman and Effinger stand-in who struggles as he swims against the currents of Fate. In life and in his multiple deaths, Sandor Courane serves as the unifying force in this collection of Effinger's stories, starting with THE WOLVES OF MEMORY and getting ever cleverer and more off-the-wall from there.When we first meet Courane, he must face down TECT, the self-aware computer that has come to control the Earth and its colonial planets. Exiled to Planet D, Courane races to cure the debilitating disease that attacks each of the planet's residents, even as his own memory begins to fade. Unfortunately, his only source of information about the illness is TECT, itself, and the computer's agenda doesn't seem to line up with Courane's.In the seven other stories contained in A THOUSAND DEATHS, Courane becomes detached from what is reality and what is story as Effinger expertly plays with narrative conventions. However, these aren't simply the whims of a SF writer; they are the frameworks the Nebula and Hugo Award-nominated author uses to answer questions about existence no one else even thought to ask.

What Entropy Means to Me

by George Alec Effinger

Doctor, watch out! As Dore stood by, he saw the Doctor backing slowly into the corner where he would meet his fate. Initially defending himself with a torch, the Doctor searched frantically for a new method of defense. The crimson mass is lunging forward using long, tentacle-like attachments: what is that thing? Slowly the subhuman blob comes in to focus, and Dore realizes...it's a colossal radish! This is a monster never before wrestled with; what are they going to do? After reading this vegetative tale, you won't look at your garden the same way again.

When Gravity Fails

by George Alec Effinger

When Gravity Fails, the first Marid novel, is set in a high-tech near-future featuring a divided USA and USSR, a world with mind-or mood-altering drugs for any purpose; brains enhanced by electronic hardware, with plug-in memory additions and modules offering the wearer new personalities (James Bond, celebrities); bodies shaped to perfection by surgery. Marid Audran, an unmodified and fairly honest street-survivor, lives in a decadent Arab ghetto, the Budayeen, and, against his best instincts, becomes involved in a series of inexplicable murders. Some seem like routine assassinations, carried out with an old-fashioned handgun by a man wearing a plug-in James Bond persona; others, involving whores, feature prolonged torture and horrible mutilations. The problem comes to the attention of Budayeen godfather Friedlander Bey, who makes Audran an offer he can't refuse. Audran submits to electronic brain enhancement in order to track down and deal with the killer or killers.

CLEP Introductory Sociology

by William Egelman

REA Real review, Real practice, Real results. An easier path to a college degree get college credits without the classes. CLEP INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGYBased on today’s official CLEP exam Are you prepared to excel on the CLEP? * Take the first practice test to discover what you know and what you should know* Set up a flexible study schedule by following our easy timeline* Use REA's advice to ready yourself for proper study and success Study what you need to know to pass the exam * The book's on-target subject review features coverage of all topics on the official CLEP exam, including society, culture, social interaction, collective behavior, and more* Smart and friendly lessons reinforce necessary skills* Key tutorials enhance specific abilities needed on the test* Targeted drills increase comprehension and help organize study Practice for real* Create the closest experience to test-day conditions with 3 full-length practice tests* Chart your progress with full and detailed explanations of all answers* Boost your confidence with test-taking strategies and experienced advice Specially Written for Solo Test Preparation! REA is the acknowledged leader in CLEP preparation, with the most extensive library of CLEP titles and software available. Most titles are also offered with REA's exclusive TESTware software to make your practice more effective and more like exam day. REA's CLEP Prep guides will help you get valuable credits, save on tuition, and advance your chosen career by earning a college degree.

Before You Hit Send: Preventing Headache and Heartache

by Dr Emerson Eggerichs

When will we learn?With every sunrise we are given plenty of new examples of people “Hitting Send” and soon regretting it. Social media means what it says: it is social! Our methods of communication today allow for something to potentially be broadcast to everyone from Pekin, Illinois to Peking, China. But it’s not only Twitter fanatics who can find themselves in trouble. Every single one of us is capable of falling prey to this growing plague.Every day we have the potential of both verbal and written blunders. It makes no difference if we are talking to a stranger over a meat counter, chatting on a cell phone with our mother, or sending an e-mail to a coworker; we can and do miscommunicate and people can and do get the wrong idea. When we don't pause long enough to think before speaking or writing, it commonly yields a misunderstanding and leads to a clash. We end up being the person who said, “You know that sphere of the brain that stops you from saying something that you shouldn't? Well, I don’t have one of those.” This book is about preventing that misunderstanding and allowing for understanding. Said another way, preempting people from getting the wrong idea and enabling them to get the right idea! We all need work in this area in far more ways than just glancing through a checklist. From external examples to internal turmoil, Before You Hit Send is about the four things we must think through before communicating. In all things we wish to say or write, we would be wise to ask ourselves,Is it true?Is it kind?Is it necessary?Is it clear? When we ask and answer these four questions honestly, we will be thinking wisely before we speak. But to explore this fully, we need to find out a whole lot more about ourselves and uncover why we consciously and subconsciously get into these communication disasters to begin with. You may be surprised what you discover about yourself. Shall we begin?

Lucky Jars & Broken Promises

by Hardie Grant Egmont Chrissie Perry

Penelope tries to impress her father with her booth at the school fair in the third book in the charming Penelope Perfect chapter book series.Penelope Kingston is absolutely certain that her stall at the school fair will be a huge success. She and Oscar are in charge of the lucky jars, and Penelope wants to break last year’s record. This is even more important because Penelope’s dad is coming to the fair. She and her brother don’t get to see him very much these days so Penelope is about to burst with excitement. If she can make her dad proud, maybe he’ll want to spend every weekend with Penelope and Harry, her brother. She just has to make sure that everything goes perfectly…

Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need

by Karen Ehman Brooke Mcglothlin

It’s Time to Stop Trying to Be the Perfect MomYou long to be the mom your kids need, but often you’re convinced you come up short. The label “not enough” seems to be stamped across everything you do—and yet parenting is the one thing you want most to get right. What if the solution is simply to embrace the truth that you are not enough—but God is? In Gospel-Centered Mom Brooke McGlothlin reveals how our entire approach to motherhood shifts when we stop chasing our vision of a perfect family and start full-out pursuing God. With refreshing candor, Brooke examines the daunting task of raising children in the light of God’s Word and challenges you to: · embrace your moment-by-moment need for Jesus · release the stress of believing everything is your responsibility · learn to fight for rather than against your child · believe that the story God is writing with your life is worth the sacrifice · practice the daily disciplines that lead to Gospel-centered parentingAs you learn to anchor your life in the Gospel, you’ll find increased freedom, purpose, and joy in motherhood. And you’ll discover that Jesus is more than capable of meeting every need, for your children and for you.

The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

by Ben Ehrenreich

From an award-winning journalist, a brave and necessary immersion into the everyday struggles of Palestinian life Over the past three years, American writer Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to and living in the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families in its largest cities and its smallest villages. Along the way he has written major stories for American outlets, including a remarkable New York Times Magazine cover story. Now comes the powerful new work that has always been his ultimate goal, The Way to the Spring. We are familiar with brave journalists who travel to bleak or war-torn places on a mission to listen and understand, to gather the stories of people suffering from extremes of oppression and want: Katherine Boo, Ryszard Kapuściński, Ted Conover, and Philip Gourevitch among them. Palestine is, by any measure, whatever one's politics, one such place. Ruled by the Israeli military, set upon and harassed constantly by Israeli settlers who admit unapologetically to wanting to drive them from the land, forced to negotiate an ever more elaborate and more suffocating series of fences, checkpoints, and barriers that have sundered home from field, home from home, this is a population whose living conditions are unique, and indeed hard to imagine. In a great act of bravery, empathy and understanding, Ben Ehrenreich, by placing us in the footsteps of ordinary Palestinians and telling their story with surpassing literary power and grace, makes it impossible for us to turn away.

Inside the Dancer’s Art

by Rose Eichenbaum

In this gorgeous book, the acclaimed photographer Rose Eichenbaum captures the spirit, beauty, and commitment of dancers along with the dancers’ own words of wisdom and guidance. More than 250 color and black and white photographs are paired with inspirational quotes from legendary and emerging dancers, including Bill T. Jones, Katherine Dunham, Ann Reinking, Mark Morris, Pina Bausch, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Gregory Hines, Mitzi Gaynor, Desmond Richardson, Rennie Harris, Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, Tiler Peck, and many more. Here, words and images explore creativity, art making, the communicative power of the human body, the challenges of balancing everyday life with the physical and practical demands of the dancer’s art, and more. In these intimate portraits, Eichenbaum reveals and celebrates the world of the dancer. Sensual and mesmerizing, these images will entrance dancer and non-dancer alike—as well as anyone who loves fine photography—with their powerful depiction of the human body.

Person-Centred Healthcare Research

by Tom Eide Sandra Van Dulmen Kirsti Skovdahl Hilde Eide Brendan Mccormack

Person-Centred Healthcare Research provides an innovative and novel approach to exploring a range of research designs and methodological approaches aimed at investigating person-centred healthcare practice within and across healthcare disciplines. With contributions from internationally renowned experts in the field, this engaging resource challenges existing R&D methodologies and their relevance to advancing person-centred knowledge generation, dissemination, translation, implementation and use. It also explores new developments in research methods and practices that open up new avenues for advancing the field of person-centred practice. Person-Centred Healthcare Research: Enables students, practitioners, managers and researchers to gain a solid understanding of the complexity of person-centred thinking in research designs and methods. Explores the theories and practices underpinning a topical subject within current healthcare practice. Is edited by an internationally recognised team who are at the forefront of person-centred healthcare research.

From Start-Up to Grown-Up Nation: The Future of the Israeli Innovation Ecosystem

by Margot Eiran Elie Ofek

In June 2016, Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, wrestled with how to sustain Israel's strong innovation track record and the country's reputation as the 'startup nation.' Despite the economic miracle the country had wrought since its founding, he knew he could not be complacent. On the one hand, in 2015 Israeli start-ups raised record-breaking amounts of venture capital, and exits for the year totaled over $8 Billion. On the other hand, government expenditure on R&D had decreased and Israel's position in the Global Innovation Index had fallen. Several other indicators, such as achievement tests among elementary school students in math and science, painted a grim picture. Furthermore, in spite of the wealth created by many high-tech Israeli firms, socioeconomic gaps in the country had widened. A two-tier economy had formed. The long-term sustainability of the "innovation economy" was in doubt, as the sector faced increased competition from foreign innovation hubs, was being reshaped by the growth of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) locating R&D centers in Israel, and had to contend with a vexing shortage of human capital and low labor force participation among some groups. Netanyahu had to assess whether it was time to sound the alarm, and whether drastic and immediate measures were needed to right the innovation economy ship. Bibi mulled over which policies or interventions would best curb the erosion of Israel's competitive position as an innovation powerhouse and how best to promote social equality. He pondered whether public policy could make a difference or whether the market and societal currents, responsible for these trends, were too strong for him and his government to try to contend with.

That First Season

by John Eisenberg

John Eisenberg's That First Season is the seldom-studied prequel to a phenomenal football career for Vince Lombardi and the Packers, drawing on exhaustive new research and interviews to tell an incredible ensemble tale of a team, a town, and their leader. The once-vaunted Green Bay Packers were a laughing stock by the late 1950s. They hadn't fielded a winning team in more than a decade and were close to losing their franchise to another city. They were in desperate need of a savior, and he arrived in a wood-paneled station wagon in the dead of winter from New York City. In a single year, Vince Lombardi--the grizzled coach who took no bull--transformed a team of underachievers into winners and resurrected a city known for its passion for sport.

Flatiron School

by Thomas R. Eisenmann Halah Alqahtani

In late 2016, the founders of Flatiron School, a startup offering 12-week coding bootcamps, are formulating their growth strategy. Their new online-only program has matched the excellent job placement results for their in-person bootcamps. Should Flatiron shift investment to aggressively expand online, or grow online and in-person bootcamps in tandem? Should they pursue opportunities to sell online programs to universities and corporations, in addition to their direct-to-consumer offer?

Futbol Club Barcelona

by Anita Elberse

In June 2015, FC Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu sees his team lift the UEFA Champions League trophy, completing an impressive trophy haul in the 2014-2015 season. Unique for a club of its caliber, five of the starting eleven are products of FC Barcelona's youth academy, La Masia. Yet none of the trophies and accolades guarantee future success. Bartomeu faces pressing questions about the club's business model-and in particular about the tensions between local and global activities-as well as decisions about the ongoing investment in the youth academy, funding for the club's Foundation and other sports, and its relatively low ticket prices. How could Bar a continue to win on and off the field in the increasingly competitive and global world of European football, while still protecting its local focus and traditions?

The Metropolitan Opera (A)

by Anita Elberse Crissy Perez

In April 2007, the New York City Metropolitan Opera's general manager Peter Gelb looks back on the first season of a daring experiment to broadcast performances live in high-definition to movie theaters across North America. While the "Live in HD" program has received mostly positive reviews, there are lingering concerns. Do the benefits of the simulcasts continue to outweigh the possible drawbacks and the significant operational and financial resources?

Android Security Internals: An In-Depth Guide to Android's Security Architecture

by Nikolay Elenkov

There are more than one billion Android devices in use today, each one a potential target. Unfortunately, many fundamental Android security features have been little more than a black box to all but the most elite security professionals—until now.In Android Security Internals, top Android security expert Nikolay Elenkov takes us under the hood of the Android security sys­tem. Elenkov describes Android security archi­tecture from the bottom up, delving into the imple­mentation of major security-related components and subsystems, like Binder IPC, permissions, cryptographic providers, and device administration.You’ll learn:–How Android permissions are declared, used, and enforced–How Android manages application packages and employs code signing to verify their authenticity–How Android implements the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) and Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) frameworks–About Android’s credential storage system and APIs, which let applications store cryptographic keys securely–About the online account management framework and how Google accounts integrate with Android–About the implementation of verified boot, disk encryption, lockscreen, and other device security features–How Android’s bootloader and recovery OS are used to perform full system updates, and how to obtain root accessWith its unprecedented level of depth and detail, Android Security Internals is a must-have for any security-minded Android developer.

Node Cookbook - Third Edition

by Peter Elger Matthias Buus Matteo Collina David Mark Clements

Over 60 high-quality recipes covering debugging, security, performance, microservices, web frameworks, databases, deployment and more; rewritten for Node 4, 6, and 8. About This Book • Security between Node.js and browser applications explained and applied in depth • Cutting edge techniques and tools for measuring and improving performance • Contemporary techniques to create developer-ergonomic, readily-scalable production systems Who This Book Is For If you have good knowledge of JavaScript and want to build fast, efficient, scalable client-server solutions, then this book is for you. Some experience with Node.js is assumed to get the most out of this book. If working from a beginner level Node Cookbook 2nd Edition is recommended as a primer for Node Cookbook 3rd Edition. What You Will Learn • Rapidly become proficient at debugging Node.js programs • Write and publish your own Node.js modules • Become deeply acquainted with Node.js core API's • Use web frameworks such as Express, Hapi and Koa for accelerated web application development • Apply Node.js streams for low-footprint infinite-capacity data processing • Fast-track performance knowledge and optimization abilities • Compare and contrast various persistence strategies, including database integrations with MongoDB, MySQL/MariaDB, Postgres, Redis, and LevelDB • Grasp and apply critically essential security concepts • Understand how to use Node with best-of-breed deployment technologies: Docker, Kubernetes and AWS In Detail The principles of asynchronous event-driven programming are perfect for today's web, where efficient real-time applications and scalability are at the forefront. Server-side JavaScript has been here since the 90s but Node got it right. This edition is a complete rewrite of the original, and is targeted against Node 4, 6, and 8. It shows you how to build fast, efficient, and scalable client-server solutions using the latest versions of Node. Beginning with adopting debugging tips and tricks of the trade and learning how to write your own modules, then covering the fundamentals of streams in Node.js, you will go on to discover I/O control, implementation of various web protocols, you'll work up to integrating with cross-section of databases such as MongoDB, MySQL/MariaDB, Postgres, Redis, and LevelDB and building web application with Express, Hapi and Koa. You will then learn about security essentials in Node.js and the advanced optimization tools and techniques By the end of the book you should have acquired a level of proficiency that allows you to confidently build a full production-ready and scalable Node.js system. Style and approach This recipe-based practical guide presents each topic with step-by-step instructions on how you can create fast and efficient server side applications using the latest features and capabilities in Node 8 whilst also supporting usage with Node 4 and 6.

Macroeconomic Policy Framework for Africa's Structural Transformation

by Adam Elhiraika Abdalla Hamdok Carlos Lopes

The main objective of this book is to identify the key sources of growth which have played a significant role in Africa's recent robust growth as well as its efforts towards economic transformation. The book assesses to what extent the existing macroeconomic frameworks among African countries have been streamlined to the countries' development priorities in order to achieve long-term growth and economic transformation. Taking into account the diversity of African countries, the authors establish the economic linkages between relevant macroeconomic policy variables and the key sources of growth and development among the selected African economies, based on both theoretical and empirical underpinnings. Following this, an outline of a macroeconomic framework for Africa's long-term growth and economic transformation is suggested.

What's Going On In There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

by Lise Eliot

As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And just as important, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much of her baby's development is genetically ordained--and how much is determined by environment? Is there anything parents can do to make their babies' brains work better--to help them become smarter, happier people? Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children,What's Going On in There'is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process,What's Going On in There'explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. This remarkable book also discusses: how a baby's brain is "assembled" from scratch the critical prenatal factors that shapebrain development how the birthing process itself affects the brain which forms of stimulation are most effective at promoting cognitive development how boys' and girls' brains develop differently how nutrition, stress, and other physical and social factors can permanently affect a child's brain Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight,What's Going On in There'is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains.

Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon

by Marc Eliot

This is the definitive biography of one of the most iconic, complex and enduring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, whose major presence in American film, radio, television, stage and theater lasted beyond the second half of the 20th Century, and whose classic films are known throughout the world. Written by New York Times bestselling, prize-winning author Marc Eliot - Cary Grant, Walt Disney, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, and others - with unprecedented access to the family, friends, and Heston’s private papers, diaries, journal, writings and estate, he tells an unforgettable tale of an extraordinary life you may find difficult to put down. Eliot's biography is rich with facts details and anecdotal material that bring to life the complex story of this most iconic of American popular cultural giants to illuminate Heston's greatest achievements and his personal failures. He examines how a small boy from the backwoods of Michigan rose to become one of Hollywood’s most legendary stars, one of the Greatest Generation’s true-life war heroes - he saw action in the Pacific Theater during World War Two, before moving with his young wife from Chicago to New York’s Hell’s Kitchen to begin their struggle to find success in the theater. Eliot traces Heston’s pioneering work in live television, his being discovered by Hollywood because of it, and tells the amazing saga of his three films for Cecil B. DeMille and his two for William Wyler, including The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur, the latter for which he won a Best-Actor Oscar, with fascinating new details, documents and photographs never before seen. Eliot follows Heston through the genre of Science Fiction, which he helped revive with Planet of the Apes, and sheds new light on every one of Heston’s iconic films. He also examines Heston’s long political involvements, from being one of the organizers of The Arts Contingent of Marchers who joined with Martin Luther King, Jr. for the March on Washington, to his mentoring under Ronald Reagan for eventual presidency of the Screen Actors Guild, to his late-in-life presidency of the National Rifle Association, all the while being asked by both Republican and Democratic Parties to run for the United States Senate.With unprecedented cooperation with Heston’s family, and never-before-seen personal photos, documents and hand-written letters, Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon for the first time tells the real story of Charlton’s Heston’s amazing life, an incisive, detailed, compelling portrayal, both for longtime fans, Hollywood movie lovers everywhere and a new college and TCM generation discovering Heston’s work for the first time.

Cuatro cuartetos: Precedido por La roca y Asesinato en la Catedral

by T. S. Eliot

Poesía meditativa, lírica, dramática y espiritual, Cuatro cuartetos, ahora traducida, anotada y comentada por Andreu Jaume, es una de las grandes obras de la literatura del siglo XX y constituye el gran legado moral de T.S. Eliot para el siglo XXI. Cuando parecía que su obra poética había concluido, T. S. Eliot sorprendió a sus lectores con la publicación, en 1935, de Burnt Norton, el primero de los cuatro poemas que conformarían Cuatro cuartetos, una obra completada a lo largo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y que supone la superación de la desolación, a la vez íntima y colectiva, que había descrito en La tierra baldía (1922). East Coker, The Dry Salvages y Little Gidding ahondan en la meditación sobre el tiempo, el amor, la realidad, la muerte y la búsqueda de Dios que Eliot había iniciado en Burnt Norton, convirtiendo la secuencia poética en una averiguación radical que, partiendo de sus raíces, logra desprenderse de lo biográfico para elevarse a un estadio superior. Con el fin de que el lector pueda hacerse una idea del camino que llevó a Eliot al alumbramiento de esta obra, Andreu Jaume ha traducido también los coros de La roca y Asesinato en la catedral, dos piezas para teatro con las que Eliot ensayó su nueva voz poética. Críticas:«Cuatro cuartetos es la mejor secuencia de poemas largos compuesta en nuestro siglo.»David Perkins, A History of Modern Poetry «Quizá su obra más bella y con partes de auténtica redondez musical.»José María Valverde

The Waste Land, Prufrock and Other Poems

by T. S. Eliot

In the masterly cadences of T. S. Eliot's verse, the 20th century found its definitive poetic voice, an incredible "image of its accelerated grimace," in the words of Eliot's friend and mentor, Erza Pound. This volume is a rich collection of much of Eliot's greatest work.The title poem, The Waste Land (1922), ranks among the most influential poetic works of the century. An exploration of the psychic stages of a despairing soul caught in a struggle for redemption, the poem contrasts the spiritual stagnation of the modern world with the ennobling myths of the past. Other selections include the complete contents of Prufrock (1971), including "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Portrait of a Lady," "Rhapsody on a Windy Night," "Mr. Apollinax," and "Morning at the Window." From Poems (1920) there are "Gerontion," "The Hippopotamus," "Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service," "Sweeney Among the Nightingales," and more.An indispensable resource for all poetry lovers, this modestly priced edition is also an ideal text for English literature courses from high school to college. Includes "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" from the Common Core.

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