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Hardcover, 87 pages
Published May 1934 by Faber (first published 1934)
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Mohammad Ali
پیش از هر چیز: متن دوزبانه است و این یک مزیت بزرگه. هر چند وقتی متن انگلیسی را می خواندم چندان حس نکردم انگلیسی خواندنش جز در مورادی لذتم را بیشتر بتواند بکند

کلیت این شعر نمایشی تلاشی است برای تأکید بر این مطلب که بدون حضور خدا تلاش های بشر امروز بی بنیاد است. عنوان صخره نیز به همین موضوع اشاره دارد. این حضور به طور خاص با مسیح گره خورده است و کلیسا - یادآور شمعون که عیسی به او گفت امت مسیح (اکلِسیا، همان لغت کلیسا ) را بر تو استوار می کنم و به تبع این حرف شمعون، پتروس ( به معنی سنگ ) نامیده شد

Michael P.
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This may not be Eliot's best work, but it is still better than 95% of the poetry published in the 20th century. ...more
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: plays, uk
Kod nas prevedeno kao "Zborovi iz Stijene". Djelo je napisano za potrebe crkve. Eliot govori o ljudskim porocima i grijesima te novom materijalističkom svijetu u kojemu su ljudi zaboravili na crkvu i vjeru. Poziva na buđenje svijesti u narodu, prilikom gradnje jedne od crkava. Ova drama u slobodnom stihu obiluje kršćanskom/biblijskom metaforikom i simbolima, ali pri tom Eliot nije patetičan i ugodno me je iznenadio, naročito jer mu se ovo ne smatra jednim od boljih djela. ...more
Hunter McClure
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: modernism
I read the Choruses from The Rock and they represent Eliot's verse at its most political. I need to come back to this - this text is often overlooked but there seems to be a lot of material here begging for Marxist and ecocritical readings. ...more
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It needs a full stomach of busy hectic city life for one to appreciate this beautiful play. One of absolute favourites.
Mary Catelli
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: old-books, poetry
I've read this as "Choruses from 'The Rock'" -- because Eliot did not write the entire play.

More philosophical, like Four Quartets, than some of his stuff. Still with a number of marvelous poetic images.
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pungent, not my favorite. I haven't given the play a fair go, reading only Eliot's Choruses in the Collected Poems. ...more
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
eliot lays it on a little thick but the choruses are cool
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dead-poets
when my professor was emirating
he quoted a few lines from this text.

Choruses from “The Rock”

they where meant for me.
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Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry." He wrote the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay Tradition and the Individ ...more

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