In a message dated 8/10/01 9:21:38 AM EST, [log in to unmask] writes:
> What does Perl have to say about both the paleos and the neos attitudes of
> the rural? Are they both absolutely urban centered?
> . . .
> Am I being dense in not realizing that all modern (small m) European and
> American poetry is urban centered? That all modern poets are products of a
> literate urban based society and that it has been that way since perhaps
> fifteenth century. .
> Rick Seddon
Perl doesn't address this point in the tapes directly, but if you'll recall
Perl's discussion of Yeats, he said
" If the Symbolist poet, on the one hand, evaded the rag-and-bone shop, the
everyday world, by inventing non-existent realms of fantasy, then the Realist
playwright or novelist on the other hand, avoided the rag-and-bone world by
ennobling it. Everyone is avoiding the rag-and-bone world."
I think this is the point you are also bringing out.
-- Steve --