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thomas stearns eliot
he was born in Missouri in 1888. his poetry is mainly based on separate images, impressions and fragments of modern life.
trying to evoke several levels of experience simultaneously.
this device comes from an
essential use of language
. it makes the reading even more difficult because we are forced to
what the author thinks without saying it.
ellipsis (logical links missing in one or more sentences)
juxtaposition (opposition of images)
we also have the
stream of consciousness
which is in common with Joyce's techinque. it is characterized by
and discontinuity. memories are used by the protagonist in order to know themself.
images are the only possible device to give a realistic view of life, which is seen as a sequence of fragments. there isn't any logical event in his novels.
is really important too and it suggests a particular emotion. it is linked to the symbolist poets. in
also we find this element (
also intertexuality (it includes fragments of other texts and references both to european and eastern culture) is one of the innovative features of modernism.
eliot's purpose is to provide the reader with a multi-faceted vision of reality, united by mythical frame
mal de vivre
is linked to humankind's isolation.
, as we already said, is always present in his works. the individual try to fight against it by looking for temporary fillers like love, religion and hope.
in a sick and
society, human relationships get worse everyday more; feelings and emotions are no longer possible, nor are passions and excitement. this leads to a sterile vison of the world.
the war, the pain and the sufferings have turned society into a
as for joyce,
is the only device to provide unity.
eliot's characters represent the
destiny of modern humanity
, always looking for something they are
: the word refers to a sense of loss and estrangement which is part of humanity's universal condition. it derives from marx's definition: it is seen as the effect of
he was born in india in 1903, his works are deeply rooted in the history of his time: an age of economic depression, totalitarism and imperialism.
he witnessed the oppressive nature of the social system and he experienced
imperialist polices. the war left him
and it also led him to believe that any form of totalitarianism is wrong since it
denies human dignity
orwell always believed that the contemporary writer's duty was to
deal with the present
in order to call for individual responsability.
he wanted to improve human life.
is a form of government in which an oligarchy or a dictator has total power and oppresses dissenters. in particular the author wanted to unveil the truth about stalinism in
in order to spread his ideas, he used
, irony and a clear prose which was full of
at first sight
looks like a fairy story but it deals with
imposed by a farmer called
. it truly is an allegory of communism with trotsky and stalin; such a grotesque portrait of the soviet social system from 1917 to world war second.
his novels are characterized by
objective, detailed recordings
satire, allegory and dystopia (it is an exaggerated distortion of real society)
concise and simple writing to avoid misinterpretations
well-defined plots following a strictly chronological development
she was born in kent in 1929 and died in 2009. fanthorpe, along with many postmodern poets, created works
focusing on playfulness, on the parodistic style, on scepticism and fatalism
art, for these poets, no longer has the power to improve the human condition, it rather laughs at it.
parody, revisitation of tradition and an ironic tone are the main features of her poems.
in not my best side, the poetess
at the whole idea of the
of the girl in danger rescued by the knight, st george.
he was born in london in 1954 and most of his characters are pakistani or of mixed race, with roots in the muslim world.
they share features of travellers and define themselves by their diversity
adaptation to a new reality
facing up with new values
emancipation and cross-fertilisation of the new and the traditional
ironical or humorous tone of comedies
there is a dickensian taste for realism and moralism
my son the fanatic
was published in 1997