Diana Manister wrote:
> Nancy I was not proposing a subject for a scholarly paper to be
> delivered at an Eliot symposium, but rather expressing my discovery
> in Eliot's work of ways of presenting conflicts over matters of
> religious faith in poetry. Asserting that this theme was his only or
> chief one would be reductive of course.
> I forget that in a list most of whose members are academics, any
> insight into Eliot's work must be presented in bulletproof form,
It doesn't have to be bullet-proof; it doesn't even have to be
persuasive. It has to be interesting and it has to have more content
than all black cats are cats if you call crows tigers.