Ken Armstrong wrote:
>I have to admit that when I saw the suggestion of a Bel Esprit scheme for
>Debra San's four paragraphs, it was dispiriting. They were nice, but that's
>all it takes? We don't require much, do we. And should much
>arrive....well, that takes us back to '98.
Ken, a few comments:
1) Debra San's post on "Lune de Miel" was not her first post to the list,
nor her first post of that quality. I save the TSE posts that I'm likely to
want to reference again, and most of her posts make the "save" list. I'll
bet Rick was reacting along the lines of "Hey, here's _another_ good post
from Debra" -- I know that's how I reacted.
2) From what I've seen of lists in general, a list tends to get more of
whatever is praised and less of whatever is ridiculed. So, it's a good thing
for Rick and others to openly applaud on-topic, polite, well written,
thoughtful posts on Eliot that foster discussion instead of electronic
3) Debra wrote that "there is a long literary and religious tradition in
which 'Lune de Miel' seems to participate, and a consideration of this
tradition may help when translating the poem." It seems to me that this
comment presents "Lune de Miel" as a specific example of your statement last
year that Eliot's poetry is basically religious poetry.
So, all things considered, no need to get dispirited, Ken, even if Guy Story
Brown is the 'gold standard'.
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