"Rickard A. Parker" wrote:
> there is an allusion to Dante, one to Eliot's favorites of Francesca
> and Paolo seems to be a good one. It deals with love and seperation
> as, while they are together in hell, they are also forever apart from
> one another.
> Talking about allusions and borrowing, do you agree with Singleton's
> comment about Dante alluding to Virgil in the Francesca passage or do
> you lean toward a borrowing or just a coincidence?
I've nothing to add to the borrowing/allusion/coincidence question. Just
want to note the marvelous characterization by Francesca of the book (and
secondly, the author) as a Galeot, a pander.
I loved learning from the Wikipedia that the poets just before Eliot were
all writing bucolics.