Jim Loucks wrote:
>Bleistein's cigar, obviously a phallic symbol, adds to the
>rich-capitalist-semite caricature. TSE deserves
>Anthony Julius's criticism for such blatant stereotyping
>(which one can see is equally raw form in Gatsby). -- Jim Loucks
But TSE has a reputation for being densely allusive, an artist whose poems
contain many layers of meaning, to the point of being (on more than one
occasion) obscure. Is this the one time in his published poetry when he
couldn't control himself and blurted out, un-artfully, a blatant stereotype?
(By the way, for discussion purposes, I'd like to separate his published
poems from his private limericks that he thought were only being read by his
friends as a joke).
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