Why do you assume that he (if he is a "he") is a teacher?
He can just be anybody who for one reason or another found out about the
existence of this forum and/or encountered it.
At one time he thought he liked Eliot's work, but later changed his mind.
Despite that, he yearns for insights that are more profound than he himself
is capable of developing and hopes to benefit from such, whatever degree of
hostility to Sterns may animate him at the moment.
When, after several attempts, he is referred repeatedly to Julian(a) of
Norwich and referenda in Maine concerning treatment of minorities, he will
most probably get out of everybody's way to be replaced sooner or later by
That may be tough to some, but that IS the truth.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcia Karp" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: T. Stearns Eliot
> "Morris, Craig" wrote:
>>Eliot's poetry on the whole strikes me as repulsive and yet there are
>>images and verses that are more compelling than any other words I have
>>read. If anyone can articulate why Eliot is worth studying (with a 16/17
>>year old audience in mind) I would be grateful for your thoughts.
> Dear Craig,
> I'm assuming you are the teacher. Why would you want to teach poems
> whose worth you can't demonstrate? Poems aren't vitamin pills. What about
> worth reading?
> Where was Eliot ever referred to as T. Sterns Eliot?