Paola Sica

Modernist forms of rejuvenation
Eugenio Montale and T.S. Eliot

2003, cm 17 x 24, x-156 pp.

ISBN: 9788822252548

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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.

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