Diana Manister wrote:
> Dear Carroll: Surely you are aware of the many commentaries on Eliot's
> work that interpret his narrators as expressing not only their divided
> selves, but severings and fragmentations in the environment?
But nowhere does any commentary suggest that the purpose of the poems is
to create enmity between God and humanity. As closely related as the
words "division" and "devisive" are, you simply cannot use the latter
word as you are using it and expect people to know what the hell you are
talking about. Try using the term "fragmentation" instead, and not by
itself but, for example, "fragmented experience," "fragmented responses
to experience," etc.