Good point. I need some convincing that Sweeney A is a drama, too. The
subtitle describes it as 'Aristophanic melodrama'. Hmm. More obnubilate than
Let's talk about this.
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From: "Marcia Karp" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 3:52 AM
Subject: Furnished flats (was: Small correction)
> Carrol Cox wrote:
> > Jennifer Formichelli wrote:
> > >
> > > And to give an example of what I mean, I would be interested in
> > > about what Eliot might have meant when he said he wanted to write a
> > > about '(furnished flat sort of people'). This drama became Sweeney
> > > Agonistes.
> > >
> > I would gloss "sort of people" with "trailer trash"
> Dear Carrol,
> Earlier today Tom cited the "furnished rooms" passage from "Preludes."
> can't think of another poem that has more compassionate for the ordinary
> most of us lead. In regard to that poem, I can't agree with you if what
> mean is that Eliot means to denigrate. The passage you include from The
> Land is much too complex in its accuracies for me to agree in that case,
> Dear Jennifer,
> I need some convincing that Sweeney A is a drama.