Carrol Cox wrote:
> Jennifer Formichelli wrote:
> > And to give an example of what I mean, I would be interested in talking
> > about what Eliot might have meant when he said he wanted to write a drama
> > about '(furnished flat sort of people'). This drama became Sweeney
> > Agonistes.
> I would gloss "sort of people" with "trailer trash"
Earlier today Tom cited the "furnished rooms" passage from "Preludes." I
can't think of another poem that has more compassionate for the ordinary lives
most of us lead. In regard to that poem, I can't agree with you if what YOU
mean is that Eliot means to denigrate. The passage you include from The Waste
Land is much too complex in its accuracies for me to agree in that case, either.
I need some convincing that Sweeney A is a drama.