I'm curious about why you think Eliot would have objected to heat and bad
manners, of which he seemed to have a great deal himself? Or why we
should, as readers of Eliot, try to live by his views even if he were always
temperate. I mean this as a serious question, not a confrontation.
Date sent: Fri, 10 May 2002 21:25:19 +0100
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From: "Aidan Harman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Heat rather than Light
Am I alone in feeling that the spate of OT postings on the death of Pim
Fortuyn have little to offer by way of enlightenment and much by way of
heat and bad manners? I cannot believe that Old Possum would have
'Who shall remember my house, where shall live my children's children
the time of sorrow is come? They will take to the goat's path, and the
fox's home, Fleeing from the foreign faces and the foreign swords."
TSE: A Song for Simeon