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T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) First period Prufrock and Other Observations 1917 Poems (“Gerontion”) 1920 The Waste Land 1920 The Hollow Men 1925 Second Period:

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1 T.S. Eliot ( ) First period Prufrock and Other Observations 1917 Poems (“Gerontion”) 1920 The Waste Land 1920 The Hollow Men 1925 Second Period: purification, joy, hope The Journey of the Magi 1927 Ash Wednesday 1929 Four Quartets Plays : Murder in the Cathedral 1935 Family Reunion 1939 The Cocktail Party 1949 The Confidential Clerk 1954 The Elder Stateman 1959 Essays: The Sacred Wood (1920) Selected Essays (1951) The Three Voices of Poetry (1953) On Poetry and the Poets (1957)

2 Rhapsody on a Windy Night RAPSODIA: 1) l’arte del rapsodo e il genere di poesia epica da lui recitata; 2) brano di poesia epica recitato in pubblico 3) In musica fu chiamata r. nell’800 una composizione musicale basata su melodie popolari, trattate in modo libero. Fu Brahams il primo a chiamare rapsodia composizioni originali, ma scritte sul modello già citato. La Rhapsody in Blue di Gershwin immette nella struttura classica elementi desunti dal jazz e dal blues.

3 Rhapsody on a Windy Night The poem is included in the collection Prufrock and Other Observations, published in Apart from “Rhapsody” the collections includes, among the others: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, “Portrait of a Lady”, “Preludes”. “Rhapsody” was written in Paris in 1911 and published for the first time in Blast on 11 th July 1915

4 Jules Laforgue Complaint de cette bonne lune “La Lune, ne gardons pas ainsi rancune”

5 Rhapsody – Principio iterativo ed effetto di ridondanza Iterazioni sintagmatiche Half past one, The street-lamp sputtered The street-lamp muttered The street-lamp said Equivalenze lessicali esatte Held in lunar synthesis Whispering lunar incantations Midnight shakes the memory A madman shakes a dead geranium Allitterazioni e assonanze Smells of chestnuts in the streets And female smells in shuttered rooms And cigarettes in corridors And cocktail smells in bars

6 Giorgio De Chirico, Mistero e malinconia di una strada 1914


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