To paraphrase the professor with a slight alteration
"he constructed a [method of criticism or professing] that would
enable him to do it"
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 2:56 AM
Subject: Re: The Passionate Poet and the Use of Criticism
> Peter Montgomery wrote:
> > Thanks, Rick. It raisies all t6he central questions of Eliot studies,
> > and presents their context.Still I find myself wondering HOW he
> > knew what Eliot wanted to do. Must have had angelic help.
> > "What Eliot wanted to do, and he constructed a poetics that would enable
> > to do it, was to achieve a naked, unqualified expression of social,
> > intellectual,
> > religious, and sexual desperation-while appearing not to be personally
> > involved at all!"
> Maybe he thought professors could get away with professing.