In a message dated 4/11/03 4:57:44 AM EST, [log in to unmask] writes:
> T.S Eliot - Old Possum,
> (Though this list seldom comes across 'im)
> Had, more than you and I, a pleasant manner.
> But we'd rather discuss his grammar.
I think you're new to the list, so I'll mention that we go through periods
of feast and famine. Sometimes there are dozens of Eliot posts in a single
week, with all of them actually discussing his poetry, essays, and plays.
Other weeks bring complete silence. Some weeks there are posts on topics that
are very far removed from TSE (The old timers will recall my personal LEAST
favorite off-topic post, regarding a list member's sensitive nipples).
Just wait a while -- there are lots of smart people on the list and, if
you love Eliot, you'll eventually get rewarded.
By the way, every post is electronically recorded in the TSE archives,
which means you can literally start reading from the first post (many years
ago) and "catch up" on every discussion the list ever had. That's the good
news. The bad news is that the archives have not been available for a long
time through the simple web interface on the TSE web site. However a few
members know how to access the stored posts, and if you ask nicely they might
-- Steve --