Dear Richard,

The passage with the woman with long black hair is untitled and begins "So 
through the evening, through the violet air."  It is in _The Waste Land_, 
Facsimile edition.  So are many other "part poems."  And many are in 
_Inventions of the March Hare_.  Some are in _Poems Written in Early 
Youth_, but that has been out for a long time.  Most of the stuff Aiken 
means is now published somewhere, but there may of course be bits not 
yet revealed.

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Chapter 8 of your book does indeed discuss Dante's animals and I should
have acknowledged it.  I like your ascription of the three moral faults to
the three men individually.  It gives an entirely new way of reading the
poem.  The three men/lusts  could  be used to montage into a single
Poundian Image.

BTW on a subject the list has abandoned.  I came across the anecdote 
the Conrad Aiken review of TWL; "An Anatomy of Melancholy" yesterday.  It
is part of a prefatory note that Aiken wrote for the inclusion of the
review in Allen Tate's 1966 book "T.S. Eliot, The Man and His Work".  The
anecdote is on pages 195 and 196.  At the end of the anecdote Aiken 
an interesting and tantalizingly vague statement: "such passages as 'A
woman drew her long black hair out tight' , which I had seen as poems, or
part-poems, in themselves!".  Several questions come immediately to mind. 
 What other passages?  What poems and part-poems?  Where are these
forerunners to TWL?  Who else saw and heard these poems and part-
The famous notebook that has become the facsimile was evidently not all
that TSE toted in his famously large suitcase to Lake Leman.  Does anyone
know if Aiken has ever enlarged upon this statement?

Rick Seddon
McIntosh, NM, USA