At 12:23 AM 8/2/2007, Richard Seddon wrote:
>To me both Pound and Eliot seemed to be working to some sense of the parts
Excellent point. Whether you call it a whole or a unity, if it is one
poem, however well executed, it is a unity. Interesting, too, that while
Pound and Eliot viewed the poem as a whole, they might not each have viewed
it as the other did. Seems probable that they didn't.
>They seemed to think that there was some whole into which
>a variety of very fine poetry did not fit. Examples are "Gerotion" and the
>ship board scene. Other poetry was added, after Pounds condensation, which
>Eliot seemed to feel fit in with and enhanced the rest.