Michelle Hadden wrote:
> Anthony Hecht has written a perceptive essay
> on T.S. Eliot, published this quarter in Literary
> Imagination. He describes what it was like to
> read Eliot in the 30s when no commentaries were
> available, and when it was simply the sound of
> the language and the haunting resonance of a few
> images that drew people in, and kept them reading.
> I find this to be a much more poignant description
> of "understanding" than any set of footnotes.
I find this to be a better description of appreciation
P.S. After shoveling the driveway this morning I measured
the snowbanks alongside the driveway. They actually extend
8 feet beyond where the driveway meets the street.