The Artist as Antaeus: Lovecraft and Modernism
The Artist as Antaeus: Lovecraft and Modernism
Norman R. Gayford
An Epicure in the Terrible (1991)


An in-depth look at Lovecraft's relationship with modernism, in particular his distaste for T. S. Eliot and The Waste Land (which caused Lovecraft to write his own parody of it Waste Paper), and Lovecraft's attraction to the work of John Masefield, Eugene O'Neill, and W. B. Yeats

Works Cited



  • After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy
  • A Genealogy of Modernism: A Study of English Literary Doctrine 1908-1922
  • Directions in Modern Theatre and Drama: An Expanded Edition of Form and Idea in Modern Theatre
  • Exiles Return
  • The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion
  • Literary History of the United States
  • The Matrix of Modernism: Pound, Eliot, and Early Twentieth-Century Thought
  • O'Niell and his Plays: Four Decades of Criticism
  • The Oxford Compaion to English Literature (5th edition)
  • Playwright's Progress: Eugene O'Neill and the Critics
  • Poems (Masefield)
  • The Sacred Wood
  • Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft
  • Selected Papers on Lovecraft
  • Uncollected Letters
  • The Waste Land: A Facsimilie and Transcript of the Original Drafts Including the Annotations of Ezra Pound
  • Yeats: A Collection of Essays


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