Modernist forms of rejuvenation
Eugenio Montale and T.S. Eliot
2003, cm 17 x 24, x-156 pp.
- About this book
A reading of Eugenio Montale’s and T.S. Eliot’s works in their cultural context reveals how the nihilistic aspects of literary Modernism are counterbalanced by a developing belief in the creative, spiritual and political power of an idealized youth. Both poets attempt to revive what they perceive as a decrepit Western culture, while ambivalently coming to terms with what they see as the renovating expressions of women’s, popular and non-Western cultures.