Just as I thought.
On 26 Sep 2002, at 17:42, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Nothing. Again nothing.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nancy Gish - Women's Studies [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:04 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: New online Eliot material
> Even if one takes a biographical approach to texts, it has nothing
> to do with liking the author. One may read Mein Kampf with
> fascination, but one probably won't like the "personality" of the
> author. (And this is NOT a comparison, just an extreme example
> to make the point.)
> If biography is off topic, a great deal of the most interesting material
> will be. What IS the point?
> On 26 Sep 2002, at 11:11, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Nancy Gish - Women's Studies [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > Quite apart from the issue of what Kate said, why does one need
> > to like Eliot's personality to have a passionate interest in his
> > poetry?
> > ======================================================
> > Gee. And I hought a person's personality, life style, and
> > sex life accounted for everything in his poetry. Know the life and
> > know the poem. ;->
> > Maybe biography should be the only topic considered off
> > topic on this list.
> > Cheers,
> > Peter