Therapeutic Reading on The Waste Land
Chao Dun, Yu Peng
Available Online 15 March 2021.
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.062How to use a DOI?
- poetry therapy, catharsis, mental illness, The Waste Land
T.S. Eliot regards mental illness as a crucial source of poetry creation and the purpose of writing poetry as catharsis of suppressed emotions and “grouse against life”, gaining relief from extreme miseries, instead of communicating with others. The thesis attempts to discuss the function of catharsis therapy in The Waste Land from the perspective of poetry therapy, combining the poet’s experience of mental sufferings before the creation of The Waste Land and the process of his creation and modification of the poem.
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TY - CONF AU - Chao Dun AU - Yu Peng PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/15 TI - Therapeutic Reading on The Waste Land BT - Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 326 EP - 329 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.062 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.062 ID - Dun2021 ER -