Dunja Seselja wrote:
> Very well said. And that's the point where the whole
> trouble begins - dialectic of time and consciousness.
This sounds interesting, but I would like to see it expanded. (I take
dialectic to mean that relations at issue are internal rather than
external.) I suppose consciousness could be defined as recognition that
'the self' exists only in its temporal relations. That would not, of
course, suit the later Eliot (of the 4Q) at least, since those poems
imply that the 'real' self exists only _out of time_, hence the search
for the intersection of time and eternity and the obesession with the
> What do you think, why is the poem called "the love
> song of j. a. prufrock"? what sort of love is that?
> and does it at all matter...?