From: Vishvesh Obla [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Thanks for elucidating your response in detail. The
issue that I raised was how Eliot being an artist of
the greatest kind could be so much prejudiced in his
understanding of Lawrence, that too when they
apparently seem to have had similar interests in their
quest for the greater possibilities of life and react
similarly in their negation of modern civilization. I
was trying to make inferences if his comments threw
light on the nature of his artistic genius itself. You
seem to think that there is enough justification in
the quotes themselves to 'indicate possible reasons',
and have substantiated it with your response. I
differ there and I will try to jot down my thoughts on
it before long.
Thank you for this reply Vishvesh. I'm sorry if my
original response was a little strident, but we have had
a few foolish folk recently, who seem to want to play
nonsense games, and their first foray tends to be
an attemot to provoke negative argument for its own
sake, as opposed to genuine academic debate. It is not
always easy to tell whether an initial post is such
silliness or a genuine questioning. One has the choice of
ignoring all such posts, in which case genuine queries
are lost, or of testing them to see if something of
substance is forthcoming.
I would be grateful if you could clarify the following from
your above remarks:
I was trying to make inferences if his comments threw
light on the nature of his artistic genius itself.
I assume the "his" in both cases is a reference
to Eliot. Is that correct?
I shall be interested to know if you are able to draw
inferences about Eliot's artistic genius from such remarks.