--- Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There maybe a dialectic for Prufrock, or even an
> endless loop,
> but for the reader time is made static, and
> consciousness is the actor.
> Prufrock = touch stone.
> The character is a touchstone whereby the reader can
> assess his or her own
> awareness, by how he or she reacts to the poem,
> which means it
> is useless to speculate about what love means. It
> means what it means to the
But with this ("it is useless to speculate about what
love means. It means what it means to the reader") you
have already started speculating about it.
(About the first part of your post I'll have to think
a bit, it sounds interesting)
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