Completely agreed here, Jim.
I gave a paper at the TS Eliot society a couple years
ago that talked a little about Eliot's relationship to
Pope. When doing research for the paper, I realized
the dearth of scholarship on that century and Eliot. A
great need, indeed.
--- "Loucks, James" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think more needs to be done with TDE's links with
> Augustan figures such as Swift and Pope (whose
> couplets were "pastiched" in the TWL Ms.). -- Jim
> James Loucks, Ph.D.
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> From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. on behalf of Ken
> Sent: Sun 11-Sep-05 6:11 PM
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> Subject: Craig Raine (was Re: Echoes of Eliot)
> Thanks for this reference to Raine. I took my Sunday
> "free time" and went
> directly to the library to scope out his _In Defence
> of T S Eliot_. Who
> could resist that title, at least on this list? I'm
> not sure in what way he
> is arch in his defence of TSE -- it all seemed
> rather measured and calm
> (and witty--hope that doesn't mean he's a neocon! :
> ) -- but he does have
> the merits of being logical and factual to a fault.
> Very enjoyable. And in
> the often-thought-but-ne'er-so-well-expressed dept.,
> he's read my mind and
> better said it on C. Ricks. His piece on Salinger
> and _Catcher in the Rye_
> shone real light, too. A pleasure to meet Mr. Raine.
> Ken A.
> At 12:11 PM 9/10/2005, you wrote:
> >Kate -- I think Kathleen Raine got into religious
> verse in her later years
> >(or am I thinking of another woman poet?). Do you
> know if she is related
> >to Craig Raine, an arch-defender of TSE? -- Jim
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