--On Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:46 PM -0400 Nancy Gish
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> That the composition is more interesting than the publication history to
> one person does not make it in some absolute way "more interesting,"
> does it?
With all due respect, it does. The list you've itemized is important in
subordination to the poem. Were the poem a flop the list would be at best
neglected, wouldn't it? It gets its importance from the poem, not the other