Reminds me of when my father used to tell me that when he
was a child he used to have to walk 3 miles to school every day,
as if that were more real and more valid than the six blocks
I had to walk. I should have asked him why we weren't living out in the
country so I could have the same more real experience.
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From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: Attitudes / PrejudiceHere is a famous brief account of change
in the modern relations and thought. Does it in any way resemble Eliot's
various comments on modern culture in either his prose works or his poems?
> Here is a famous brief account of change in the modern relations and
> thought. Does it in any way resemble Eliot's various comments on modern
> culture in either his prose works or his poems?
> All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and
> prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new formed ones become
> antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all
> that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober
> senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind'.