The waste land and the release of social energy: an eliotean reading of Thomas Pynchon’s fiction
Resumen: "This essay discusses the striking influence of The Waste Land on Thomas Pynchon’s oeuvre and evaluates the stylistic and thematic links connecting them. More specifically, the article centers on twin aspects of Pynchon’s intertextual reframing of Eliot’s representation of the waste land. The first refers to the use of certain motifs and symbols of the poem, such as the narrator’s bouncy character, the living-dead condition of some personages, and the evocation of the violet hour. The second aspect concerns Pynchon’s versions of the figure of Belladonna as a “lady of situations” and her relationship with the notion of waste associated with mythic thinking, ethics, and the complexity of life. These themes are developed intensely in Pynchon’s oeuvre and are reflected in his complex experimental style."
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.25145/j.recaesin.2022.85.11
Año: 2022
Publicado en: Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 85 (2022), 167-182
ISSN: 0211-5913

Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)

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