37. T.S. Eliot and the Short Long Poem

  1. Erik Martiny
  1. Jennifer Clarvoe

Published Online: 27 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344318.ch37

A Companion to Poetic Genre

A Companion to Poetic Genre

How to Cite

Clarvoe, J. (2011) T.S. Eliot and the Short Long Poem, in A Companion to Poetic Genre (ed E. Martiny), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344318.ch37

Author Information

  1. Kenyon College, in Gambier, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336733

Online ISBN: 9781444344318

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Keywords:

  • T.S. Eliot and the short long poem;
  • paradox, The Waste Land, first long poem, and also short;
  • William Carlos Williams' Paterson, and H.D.'s Trilogy;
  • The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics;
  • T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Ezra Pound's Cantos;
  • transformation of epic aspirations of modern long poem;
  • John Ashbery's “Self-Portrait…Mirror” counter to Eliot's The Waste Land;
  • the short long poem;
  • long poem, fertile and flourishing genre at the present moment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Short Long Poem

  • The Long Short Poem

  • Postscript to the Long Poem

  • References and Further Reading