Nancy Gish wrote:
> >>> [log in to unmask] 09/12/05 10:59 PM >>>
> If Pound was a co-authout, then so was Viv, but I don't see anyone
> making a case for her.
Pish. Her contributions were exactly of the sort Marcia speaks of -- the
kind of comment, criticism, help which many -- probably almost all --
poets frequently ask friends or colleagues to offer. And it certainly is
not about demeaning Eliot; on the contrary, his ability to grasp and
affirm the poem that Pound had discovered & extracted from the
typescript is quite remarkable. Whatever else one might say of him,
positive or negative, he at that time at least was free of the
whimsicalities of those who now, as Nancy puts it, want to sacralize
He's just a poet, not an oracle. And a quite interesting one.