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The influence of Eliot’s “Waste Land˜ on Siri Gunasinghe’s “Mas Le Nethi Eta”

Show simple item record Perera, P.W.C.P. 2016-10-19T06:08:22Z 2016-10-19T06:08:22Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Perera, P.W.C.P. 2016. The influence of Eliot’s “Waste Land˜ on Siri Gunasinghe’s “Mas Le Nethi Eta”. 2nd International Conference on the Humanities (ICH 2016), 06th - 07th October, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.description.abstract Siri Gunasinghe could be identified as a poet who was subjected mostly to argumentation within the Sinhala poetic field. His maiden poetic composition titled, “Mas Le Nethi Eta” is considered a land mark in the Sinhala poetic field. He succeeded in signifying his own identity, approaching a different turn than the independent device which prevailed in the second poetic generation of Colombo era and also that was introduced by G.B. Senanayake. When considering the motivational temperament of Gunasinghe enabling to create such a revolutionary change, it appears that a fundamental concentration should be extended towards western poetic tradition. “The Waste Land”, the poetic text composed by the famous modernist American poet T.S.Eliot could be considered an important compilation in this context. This poem illustrates the psychic tragedy of the urbanite centered in a busy life style disowning all legitimate belongings in the social system. It appears that the poetic techniques found in “The Waste Land˜ is mostly used by Siri Gunasinghe in his “Mas Le Nethi Eta˜ composition. Similarly, the subject matter, the configuration, the vision of life and poetic techniques which are used by T.S.Eliot in his poem have been used by Siri Gunasinghe too in his composition. Therefore, it is possible to compare the two poems and identify the influence of T.S.Eliot’s “The waste land” on Siri Gunasinghe’s poem, “Mas Le Nethi Eta.” en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject The Waste land en_US
dc.subject Mas Le Nethi Eta en_US
dc.subject Modernist en_US
dc.subject Sinhala poetry en_US
dc.title The influence of Eliot’s “Waste Land˜ on Siri Gunasinghe’s “Mas Le Nethi Eta” en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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