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Subject:

Re: Eliot's Mythical Method

From:

Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>

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T. S. Eliot Discussion forum.

Date:

Mon, 29 Nov 2004 07:26:59 -0800

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Forgive me.
I thought you were pointing to what you call the problem that Eliot
didn't follow Weston.
He may have spiked a few guns because of his critics to send them down
the path
of a few untamed ornithologicals by using Weston.Weston's take is
irrelevant.

P.

Nancy Gish wrote:

>I didn't forget: I just pointed to the review where he defined the term.
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>>>>[log in to unmask] 11/29/04 4:49 AM >>>
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>Don't forget that at roughly the same time he wrote a review
>of Stravinsky's RITES OF SPRING which employed a
>myrhical interpretation to explain S.'s EFFECT.
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>P.
>Nancy Gish wrote:
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>>The phrase "mythical method" is Eliot's from his review of Joyce's _Ulysses-, and HE meant the structure or myth as a unified backdrop for all the disparate material in a modern text. That was used as a template for then reading Eliot as doing the same by using Jesse Weston as Joyce used Homer.
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>>The problem then arose that Eliot actually did not follow Weston in the way Joyce followed Homer. So it has been a large topic. Weston is only incidental in TWL and then only in the final section except for a few lines or images that can be read through her or not.
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>>The last chapter of my book on TWL is entirely on the "mythical method," and although it was aimed a students and is now dated, I would stand by my argument that the method evacuates meaning as much as fills it because it shifts attention from what is, in fact, the immediate scene.
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>>In any case, the starting point needs to be Eliot's own definition--since he was quite precise about what he meant--and the way it was used by early scholars like Cleanth Brooks and Grover Smiiith--and how those readings have been reconsidered. [Perhaps the most detailed example of it is an article by Bud McGrath, who extended the early versions extensively. But I think he would not read it the same way now. Nonetheless, it is a concentrated example of the way it was applied.]
>>Nancy
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>>>>>[log in to unmask] 11/28/04 10:47 PM >>>
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>>So then, Mr. Parker, that means that Eliot doesn't mean to allude to the
>>myth for the sake of an example or something...but he uses the mythical
>>character as a character in TWL. That makes sense and that might prove
>>useful when I write my paper.
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>>Thanks,
>>Advait Praturi
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>>>From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
>>>Reply-To: "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]>
>>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>>Subject: Re: Eliot's Mythical Method
>>>Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 20:42:26 -0500
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>>>Advait Praturi wrote:
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>>>>1. To what extent does Eliot implement myth into the Wasteland?
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>>>I've grabbed what I think are some of the significant myths
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>>>from TWL and listed them below. I've left out scripture, Dante
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>>>and, for the most part, the English playwrights although I can
>>>see a point for classifying them as myths too.
>>>
>>>1) Sibyl
>>>2) Tristan and Isolde
>>>3) Hyacinth girl (Hyacinthus)
>>>4) Aeneid (via Laquearia)
>>>5) Philomel
>>>6) Parsifal
>>>7) Actaeon and Diana
>>>8) Tiresias
>>>9) Götterdämmerung
>>>10) Voice of the Thunder
>>>11) Philomel (Quando fiam uti chelidon)
>>>12) Orpheus
>>>
>>>What I see as odd here is the level of indirection employed. Eliot
>>>seems to allude to a work that brings up a myth about as much as to
>>>a myth itself. That is the case with 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12. I
>>>bet something interesting could be made of that.
>>>
>>>Regards,
>>> Rick Parker
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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