Ostrouch (and all listers),
Forgive me for sounding a little dense here, but what exactly do you
mean by "non-linear". Do you mean cutting up the lines of "Love Song"
and pulling them randomly out of a hat a la Dada/Burroughs? Or do you
mean reading them with a skewed perception of linear time? For the
relationship between Modernism and "spatial" time, there are a lot of
sources. I think some nice beginning work could be read in Randal
Stevenson's _Modernist Fiction_ and Brian McHale's _Postmodernist
Fiction_ or _Constucting Postmodernism_ (especially the latter). None
of these will deal with Eliot's poetry in any depth at all, but they
do deal with interesting concepts of time.
If you mean to rearrange Eliot's poem randomly, it may be more
artisitically interesting than intellectually fruitful. I think you
may need to explain more here to determine why you think that there is
no necessary word or section order to Eliot's early work. That's my
initial response anyhow.
Quoting marcin ostrouch <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hello everybody,
> I have just come up with an idea of reading Eliot's 'Preludes' in a
> nonlinear fashion, i.e. to try and receive it in a way one receives
> polyphonic works of Johan Sebastian. However, being a rather humble
> student, I expect that there must have been some wise people who have
> already paved this way...
> Please, can anyone help me with a reference to such readings of
> Eliot's early poems (Preludes, The Love Song of J.A., and Gerontion)?
> With best wishes,