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From: Nancy Gish
And as I've noted before, a great irony in Eliot's life is that nothing ever
seemed to give him peace, ever, except human love with Valerie.
Now there's a curiously large assumption.
Another curiosity is that the other titlesin 4Q, while all place names,
are also places with a constructed history, constructed by people.
D.S. Is a natural place, on which nothing has been constructed but the name.
It is, in fact, a natural elemental, quite in contrast to the other places,
sugesting perhaps that he had nothing by way of human construction
in the new world with which he could identify in terms of his
rootedness. The culture of the new world is still too new.
"ever, forever implacable"
Can those rocks bear all that weight?