Ehm, let me try to rephrase then. Eliot likes Rosenberg for writing
differently from his fellow Jewish poets? Does that catch it? (You're right,
I'm working too hard)
Hope you can catch catch a breath or two now,
> --On Monday, September 03, 2001 7:59 PM +0200 Arwin van Arum
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 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
> humanity restored.
> P.S. 2 min. is my personal best.