I disagree with Jennifer on this one. There were cases where Eliot
seemed unhappy with changes but took them anyway--he seemed to fret
about giving up the epigraph to H of D, for example. But more
important, if the text does have any unity, it was constructed by
Pound's editing I think. Big topic.
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So tell us, Jennifer, why was Eliot so
compliant with E.P's and Viv's cuttings?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer Formichelli" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 7:47 AM
Subject: Re: ???/ Death by Water
> Dear Listers,
> Once again, in discussions of the TWL drafts, I think it is
> to refer to what Pound altered, expunged, etc. Pound did not write
> ; Eliot did. Pound did not _revise_ TWL; Eliot did.
> Pound edited TWL, at Eliot's request. Sometimes, TSE took up Pound's
> suggestions or heeded his advice and criticisms; sometimes he
> Pound did not, therefore, as Will put it, 'cut back' Death by Water.
> Eliot did.
> Yours, Jennifer
> On Tuesday, October 19, 2004, at 09:28 AM, William Gray wrote:
> > Yes, I think people are just taking a break. We need some good
> > discussion topics to get things revived again. It seems like we've
> > gone for several months without engaging Eliot or his works in a
> > significant way. There are some interesting tidbits here and
> > but no meaty discussions.
> > I have no idea if this is a topic anyone is interested in, but I
> > been doing some initial research on the "Death by Water" section
> > TWL. Would anyone care to talk about this section as it was in the
> > manuscripts? This was the section that Pound cut back the most, and
> > often wonder what the poem would have been like with the entire
> > section intact. Any takers?
> > Cheers,
> > Will
> >>>> [log in to unmask] 10/19/04 11:58AM >>>
> > Is the list still operational?