Thank you for pointing out that 'mythical method' was a phrase Eliot
applied to Joyce's Ulysses, in his 1921 or so review of the book; it
was, in fact, I believe, about the use of allusion and the
concentration of allusion in Joyce's work. I think it is rather hard
to apply to Eliot's use of myth, of which there is not much. It's
rather a different story when allusion is invoked, however.
Peter: May I just point out that yes, Eliot reviewed , in a 1921 London
Letter, a performance of Stravinski's Rite of Spring (Sacre du
Printemps), and I do not recall any 'mythical interpretation'.
[Incidentally, Stravinski's Sacre was music now played alone, but
written for a two part ballet choreographed by Najinksi and danced by
the Ballet Russe.] I recall that Eliot talked about how Stravinski had
captured in music the scream of the steppes and the noises of modern
life, which TSE himself also heard.
Can you supply a quotation? Thank you.