From: Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
> Godfrey Daniels, Arwin!! -- He (Eliot) is NOT "faulting Jewish poets"
> up!! You are working too hard! It is simple: he is acknowledging the
> environmental, awesome, shaping power of culture and language, in this
> "western Europe and in a Western European language."
I'm still not quite sure why Eliot should have characterised Rosenberg's
poetry as 'Hebraic'. He doesn't of course sound as though he's uncomfortable
with that; in fact I suspect that calling Rosenberg a Hebraic poet meant
that Eliot could play down his status as an English war poet - a category
that was always a source of unease for him, I think.
Perhaps someone knows the context of Eliot's words? We've been quoting him
at some removes in this exchange. Are his comments on Rosenberg part of an
uncollected review? When were they made?
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