I got the same error from the browser page, but in fact the
download statement itself indicated that the document
was there and I was able to open it from that statement.
An interesting approach to the poem. The one thng it doesn't talk
about is the poem ( work of art) being a perceptual experience in
itself, as opposed to being something to be analysed. Arts create effects,
Vishvesh Obla wrote:
>The page doesn't exist for me !
>--- "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>I haven't read this yet (and may never) but it
>>looked like it could be
>>of interest to some. It is a 825 KB PDF file.
>>The Logos and Tao: The Fusion Zone of Oriental and
>>Occidental Wisdom in T. S. Eliot's
>>By Show-May Fang
>>Advisor: Dr. Don McDermott
>>T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets is a significant
>>document that records a
>>poet's exploration in a world vacant of basic
>>values, in which people
>>race madly for power and technological advance. The
>>quartets not only
>>probe the soul but explore the history of men. For
>>Eliot, however, the
>>concept of art as ontological significance does not
>>take a work of art
>>for the bearer of truth or meaning, but sees it in
>>itself as truth and
>>meaningful, and therefore never devoid of meaning.
>>The proper making
>>of the poem is a form of right action and a part of
>>the religious duty
>>of the poet, so the quartets are continually
>>concerned with the right
>>words as well as the poet's spiritual journey in the
>>muddy world. In
>>order to search for a way out of the moral and
>>spiritual chaos of the
>>modern world, Eliot traveled back to the original
>>spirit of the
>>Pre-Socratic philosophy, Heraclitus' logos, and
>>absorbed the primal
>>spring of the Oriental philosophies and thus
>>succeeds in achieving a
>>rich fusion of Oriental and Occidental wisdom.
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