Well anyone who denies Eliot's verbal
facility is a fool.
But it takes talent to create engaging narrators and in this poem he
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On Feb 26, 2010, at 3:28 PM, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
> Diana Manister wrote:
>> Dear Ken,
>> Interesting text -- thanks. I'm trying to
>> like Gerontion's narrator, but find it difficult.
> Diana -- Well, I'll give you this: nobody's better than you at
> midstream horse changing. In my experience. But in fact, how can you
> not like a speaker who says "Unnatural vices/are fathered by our
> heroism. Virtues/are forced upon us by our impudent crimes." The
> phrasing, thought and word, are superb. I love it.