The Waste Land and Other Poems

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Penguin, 2003 - 108 pagine
 

While recovering from a mental collapse in a Swiss sanitarium in 1921, T. S. Eliot finished what became the definitive poem of the modern condition, one that still casts a large and ominous shadow over twentieth-century poetry. Built upon the imagery of the Grail legend, the Fisher King, and ancient fertility cults, “The Waste Land” is both a poetic diagnosis of an ailing civilization and a desperate quest for spiritual renewal. Through pastiche and collage Eliot unfolds a nightmarish landscape of sexual disorder and spiritual desolation, inhabited by the voice (literary, historical, mythic, contemporary) of an unconscious that is at turns deeply personal and culturally collective. This edition includes “The Love Song of  J. Alfred Prufrock,” “Portrait of a Lady,” “Gerontion,” and more.

 

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The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot; (3*) Literature scholars universally recognize Eliot's 'Waste Land' as one of the most influential poems of the 20th century. The poem draws on a wealth of images; from ... Leggi recensione completa

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I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I first heard of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock while listening to a podcast of Entitled Opinions (thanks Tom) last winter. That podcast concerned ... Leggi recensione completa

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Informazioni sull'autore (2003)

Thomas  Stearns Eliot (1888–1965) was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent many of his adult years in England. He worked for a bank while writing poetry, teaching, and reviewing, and was soon recognized as a force in the British literary world. The Waste Land confirmed his reputation as an innovative poet.


Frank Kermode is among our greatest contemporary critics. He has written and edited many works, among them The Sense of Ending and Shakespeare’s Language.

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