Tomas knows no other humans but has been brought up by the creatures and trees of Terra. An innocent and fast approaching his coming of age, he encounters a force that seeks his mind and together with an Emerald Drae, A Spider, Megalong and an Oak, he begins his journey towards claiming his right to exist as a human and a power to be reckoned with. He meets many Foundlings and learns to tap into his abilities with their help. This book is a whisper of things to come on Earth and the thoughts that create them.
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I have a feeling I'm going to need to read this a dozen more times before I can fully understand it. There are some beautiful lines and many that sound familiar, but I still struggle with poetry and don't think I can evaluate it properly yet. more
No devotee or student of Eliot should be without Paul Scofield's superlative readings of these two landmark poems. Scofield's voice is remarkable, and perfect for Eliot.The Waste Land is one of the most influential poems of the 20th. century. Erudite and allusive, it borrows from poets as diverse as Dante and Webster, and incorporates languages from German to Sanskrit. Its disillusioned tone and innovative, audocious style have made it a modern classic.Four Quartets consists of four long poems linked by common themes: 'Burnt Norton', 'East Coker', 'The Dry Salvages' and 'Little Gidding'. Symbolising the cyclical nature of life and the connections between the past and the present, they have been called Eliot's crowning poetic achievement.Paul Scofield's consummate renditions of the Waste Land and Four Quartets received huge acclaim when they were originally broadcast on BBC radio 3.more
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