Rick Seddon wrote
> April is also a month of abrupt change. Out of the quiet routine dormancy
> of winter comes life with all the hope and dispair that especially
> accompanies all human life.
Rick Parker had written
> >Andy at Moravian College wrote:
> >> At the beginning of the "Wasteland", Eliot takes the true month of the
> >> Romantics and slanders our customary perceptions of this time of year.
> >> this a delibrite reaction against romanticism on behalf of classicism?
> >Eliot would be aware of his slandering April (great image) but it is
> >there for other reasons other than slamming romanticism. It marks the
> >time for vegetation ceromonies for instance.
Don't forget that ultimate realist, Chaucer. Don't think either GC or TSE
were slandering April. See RSeddon for why.