The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem

The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem

The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem explores how cultural responses to the trauma of the First World War found expression in the form of the modernist long poem. Les mer
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The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem

The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem explores how cultural responses to the trauma of the First World War found expression in the form of the modernist long poem. Beginning with T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Oliver Tearle reads that most famous example of the genre in comparison with lesser known long poems, such as Hope Mirrlees's Paris: A Poem, Richard Aldington's A Fool I' the Forest and Nancy Cunard's Parallax. As well as presenting a new history of this neglected genre, the book examines the ways in which the modernist long poem represented the seminal literary form for grappling with the crises of European modernity in the wake of World War I.

1. Introduction
2. Origins
3. `Modernism's Lost Masterpiece': Hope Mirrlees, Paris: A Poem
4. `The Age Demanded': Ezra Pound, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
5. To Carthage: T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land
6. Paralysed Form: T. S. Eliot, `The Hollow Men'
7. Arden to Ardennes: Richard Aldington, A Fool I' the Forest
8. The `Emotions of Aftermath': Nancy Cunard, Parallax
9. Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Explores how writers such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and Hope Mirrlees turned to the form of the modernist long poem to confront the cultural trauma of the Great War.

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