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 him
to do it, was to achieve a naked, unqualified expression of social,
religious, and sexual desperation-while appearing not to be personally
involved at all!"
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Subject: The Passionate Poet and the Use of Criticism
> CR has just sent us a link to an article on Eliot that I feel is
> I recommend reading this one.
> Rick Parker
> The Virginia Quarterly Review
> The Passionate Poet and the Use of Criticism
> by Louis D. Rubin
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