Listen TS Eliot read The Waste Land on your Apple iPad

Will it pinch, if you have to spend $13.99 for a complete audio recording of the readings of the revolutionary poems The Waste Land by TS Eliot himself, Alec Guinness, Ted Hughes and Viggo Mortensen; on your iPad?

No! Then a new app, named The Waste Land By Touch Press, which is available from the Apple app store for $13.99, is just for you. The app which has kept the philosophical and poetic sensibilities in the presentation provides the full text of the poem. In addition, one can also watch a specially-filmed performance of the poem by Fiona Shaw, synchronized to the text. For those (like me), who have bigger love for such classics than the understanding, the app provides a set of comprehensive interactive notes; so that we can understand references and allusions used in the poem. The app also enables access to more than 35 expert video perspectives on the poem from contributors like Seamus Heaney and Jeanette Winterson. Notably all the interviews and and Fiona Shaw's performance have been filmed by Adam Low, director of the BBC Arena documentary on Eliot.

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To get transported to the times of the composition; the app also allows users to examine the original manuscript pages of the poem. --------

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