I don't know how long you've been on the Eliot list, but finding your
brief remarks interesting, I poked about on the Web a bit to see what else
I could find, and, of course, your book on Eliot's early poetry, among
other things, comes up. I was disappointed to find that no library in Ohio
has a copy, so I will have to see what I can do to order it.
In the meantime, I wonder if you have seen this --
It is a reading of Burbank/Bleistein by Guy Story Brown, posted to this
list and collected by another lister on whose URL it still sits. It was
produced seriatim and was refined and greatly expanded for publication with
readings of most of Poems 1920, but has not yet been published to the best
of my knowledge.
The seriatim readings/posts collected at the URL above are for only the one
poem, and without the wonderful footnotes that the much longer work for
publication,with the additional readings, contains, but, in short, its
genius is still apparent. Your own remarks make me think you might find it
a sympathetic reading.
At 02:22 PM 7/21/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>You'll (all) kindly pardon me. I wish to reserve my comments. Best
>regards. ~ CR