Paradigms of the Ecocritical Canon in T. S. Eliot’s Early Poems

Arianna Antonielli (Università di Firenze)

Abstract

A partire da una prospettiva ecocritica, questo saggio intende analizzare alcune delle oltre 40 poesie che T. S. Eliot scrisse tra il 1909 e il 1914 in un taccuino dal titolo Inventions of the March Hare. Pubblicati per la prima volta nel 1996 daChristopher Ricks, i primi componimenti eliotiani offrono uno sguardo critico sul degradato ambiente urbano quale strumento primario dell’esperienza stessa della modernità. Obiettivo di questo studio è quello di individuare come ilfatiscente cityscape eliotiano sia già espressione di una consapevolezza ambientale che coincise, per certi versi, con la scoperta da parte di Eliot della poesia simbolista francese.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-75

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