The book from which Ken excerpts says:
The role is that of the poet-as-preacher, and in approaching it,
we need to remember that the sermon, as Eliot once remarked
(The Athenaeum, "The Preacher as Artist," November 28, 1919)
is, perhaps, the most difficult of art forms.
Has anyone read this Eliot essay? The book author compares DS to
a sermon and I'm wondering how well he did (using Eliot's own
ideas of writing sermons.)
Ken Armstrong wrote:
> (probably temporarily) figured out how to put up on the Web an excerpt from
> the originator that makes this argument. I put it up not as proof, but only
> as illustration and hermeneutical help for those interested. It is about the
> role of the poet in DS with a short concluding remark about Little Gidding.
> The link is http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~armstron/ETonTSE.htm