AN IRISH AIRMAN FORESEES HIS DEATH BY YEATS

Categoria: Letteratura Inglese Pubblicato: Martedì, 02 Febbraio 2016 Scritto da GIOVANNI PLONER
AN IRISH AIRMAN FORESEES HIS DEATH BY YEATS

Backgrounds and Structure

This poem was published first in The Wild Swans at Coole in 1919 by Macmillan. Wild Swans at Cool it’s a collection of 29 poems and a play, all written by Yeats, which represents the “middle stage” of Yeats’ poetry, being full of Irish nationalism and Irish aesthetic.

By the way An Irish Airman Foresees His Death is a soliloquy of an Irish aviator in the First World War, in which the narrator describes his last moments of live and his last thoughts about life, death and…

ERNEST HEMINGWAY – A FAREWELL TO ARMS

Categoria: Letteratura Inglese Pubblicato: Martedì, 02 Febbraio 2016 Scritto da FILOPANDI, MOGGIO, MARCOLONGO E PITACCOLO
ERNEST HEMINGWAY – A FAREWELL TO ARMS

Nato a Chicago il 21 luglio 1899, figlio di un medico, ereditò dal padre l’amore per lo sport, la caccia, la pesca e la vita all’aria aperta; la madre, un aspirante cantante lirica, cercò invano di inculcargli la passione per violoncello e per l’arte. Trascorse l’infanzia nel Michigan a contatto con la natura, abituandosi a una vita solitaria e priva di ogni comodità.Pur essendo uno studente molto brillante non si iscrisse all’università, preferendo lavorare nella redazione del “Kansas City Sta…

RUPERT BROOKE, THE WAR POET

Categoria: Letteratura Inglese Pubblicato: Martedì, 02 Febbraio 2016 Scritto da Caberlon, Scaparra e Badone
RUPERT BROOKE, THE WAR POET

English poet Rupert Brooke was born on 3 August 1887. His father was a housemaster at Rugby School. After leaving Cambridge University, where he became friends with many of those in the ‘Bloomsbury Group’, Brooke studied in Germany and travelled in Italy. In 1909 he moved to the village of Grantchester, near Cambridge, which he celebrated in his poem, The Old Vicarage, Grantchester’ (1912). His first collection of poems was published in 1911. In 1913, Brooke became a fellow of King’s College,…