Tesina in lingua inglese sulla vita e opere del poeta, drammaturgo e critico letterario statunitense Thomas Stearns Eliot e la sua opera "The waste land" (7 pagine formato doc)
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT: TESINA
ELIOT: THE WASTE LAND
The Waste Land: The Waste Land is a long poem in 443 lines, and five section:
• The Burial of the Dead;
• A Game of Chess;
• The Fire Sermon;
• Death by Water;
• What the Thunder said.
It is considered the greatest poem of the twenty century. When it appeared produced a sense of shock, a feeling that the poetic tradition was being upturned. There was the matter of its difficulty; there were those who found it totally obscure, and others who found it arid and desiccated, as some people found mr. Eliot himself.
Eliot was one of the modernist English poets of the first half of 20th century. He explained his modernism:” Our civilisation comprehends great variety and complexity, and this variety and complexity, playing upon a refined sensibility, must produce various and complex results. The poet must became more and more comprehensive, more allusive, more indirect, in order to force to dislocate if necessary, language into his meaning”.
For the ordinary reader this meant considerable obscurity; and it had the effect of turning poetry from something everyone could enjoy into a pursuit for an academic elite”.
The Waste Land defies any order or unity. It is an amazing anthology of indeterminate states of the mind, of impressions, situations and personalities. All the fragmentary passages seem to belong to one voice relating to a multiple personality beyond the limits of space and time.