Given Eliot's New England background, and the preesence of
New Englanders on the list, I am hoping there will be a response
to a broadening of the focus beyond the normal limits of the list.
There was a program on PBS about the Salem Witches and how they
may have been victims of a fungus, ergot (amazing the closeness to
argot!!!), which contains lysurgic acid, a psychotrope
(connected to lsd ?). It seems there is evidence that the same
fungus has been found in places in Europe where similar manifes-
tations have happened.
Anyt thoughts about this? Obviously it connects to
Hawthorne and Miller. Dare one connect it to THE COCKTAIL PARTY?