"One of those usages is a mystical search for reality.
Was one of those usages also the creation of a
mystical present poem? Is the mythic method, so
eagerly adopted by Modernist after Modernist, a
Modernist development of this mystical use of
"Maybe TSE is providing us a new myth from the old two
using the mythic
method to work upon a mythic character instead of upon
a present day
character as best exemplified by Joyce."
In order to create a new myth the old ones have to be
What Eliot seems to be doing here is putting the old
ones in perspective , not dispelling them and thus
creating a new one. I say ‘in perspective’ because of
the film clip like method of presentation that he’s
There’s also this about the mythic method-
“Myth embodies the nearest approach to absolute truth
that can be stated in words.”
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