Conceivably the etiology is maternal.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: The Dry Salvages - what's in a name?
> > Nancy Gish wrote:
> > The river is the Mississippi. Is that not New World culture?
> Yes. "Culture" is a bit jdifficult to pin down. That River certainly
> figures importantly in American Culture, but then as soon as Eliot
> writes of them, so do the rocks. But the reference to the Mississippi is
> as Something There, something beneath or before or within the
> Civilization that cannot quite contain it. (We had a thread some years
> ago on the racial reference in the passage.)
> I suppose someone (or several ones) have written on the pervasiveness of
> Water in its various forms in Eliot's poetry. (My sense of it is that
> while it often appears in contexts which invoke the classical four
> elements it sometimes looms large by itself, without necessarily
> inovoking that context.)
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG.
> Version: 7.5.552 / Virus Database: 270.10.8 - Release Date: 1/15/2009