--On Monday, September 03, 2001 7:59 PM +0200 Arwin van Arum
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> I see the misunderstanding now ... it is my fault. I misread the lines:
> "For a Jewish poet to be able to write like a Jew, in western Europe and
> in a western European language, is almost a miracle." He is faulting
> Jewish poets for generally NOT writing like Jews, with Rosenberg being a
> rather pleasant exception.
Godfrey Daniels, Arwin!! -- He is NOT "faulting Jewish poets" etc. Wake
up!! You are working too hard! It is simple: he is acknowledging the
environmental, awesome, shaping power of culture and language, in this case
"western Europe and in a Western European language." Please tell me you
understand this, so I can start breathing again and have my faith in
P.S. 2 min. is my personal best.