Marcia Karp wrote:
> I'm sorry if you thought I was calling you on the carpet, or
> in anyway. I hope I have never protested the supplying of the
> this case I thought it important to refocus the information.
collage and that would lead to escaping a linear text model into one at
least two dimensional. That is the way I would go for the assignment
Sorry if I snapped. I was a bit frustrated in having a bit to give on the
but not feeling that the professionals would like it printed in this
Anyway, as you suggested to do, one way to refocus would be to see how
the fragments of the poem could be reassembled to make sense for the
assignment. I was thinking that this would lead to thinking of
[Whoops, I had to delete this to save myself another chastisement.]
But I like the way you are going better. The Sibyl didn't care whether
her oracle (or rather, Apollo's delivered her through her) was
understood or even assembled in the correct way. This is much like
Eliot's attitude to his poem; don't explain it and don't help either. I
think that this is what you meant. I'm a bit lazy to look up how Aeneas
got the Sibyl to speak his oracle but it certanly was a good move. The
best we ever got out of Eliot was his statements of the personal
grumbling ilk. I believe them but wish he had more to say none-the-less.
The ancients apparently didn't keep very good records as to how many of
the Sibyl's oracles were disturbed by the wind but there must have been
some that were left alone. It's like the lottery or the slots, you need
winners to keep them coming.
I've sent links to the mythology site a few times over the last year or
so but the URL might be new. The site wasn't found on a recent try of
mine. I don't bother to even look up my bookmark for the site anymore.
I type in "Tiresias" at Google, click the link that comes up and then
move up to the top level of the site. The site is absolutely terrific.
One of the best I've come across. One thing I like is that the common
names are given numbers too so you don't get the legends mixed up as much.
As for both Rick and Jennifer wanting time to think, I don't blame them.
I don't have any answers there myself. And I've just gotten much less
time to think about them. The manager of a group that I promised a web
site for now has got my wife looking over my shoulder poised to
nag^H^H^H encourage me ;-) so there will be little peace until I deliver.
P.S. - Rick Seddon wrote:
> Absolutely. The old man look.
Tiresias needed the Bro (tm), the "mansierre", invented by Kramer on the
Seinfeld TV show. But if he did have one we might have overlooked him
sitting on the divan with the rest of the underwear.