I suppose anytime the style of the insistence is uncivil.
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From: "DIana Manister" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: Prufrock question turned obnoxious
> Since when is insistence on good scholarship impolite?
> Sent from my iPod
> On Feb 3, 2010, at 9:49 AM, Marcia Karp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I'm sorry Ken that you aren't being accorded the basic respect any
> > polite person would accord you.
> > The list has survived the particular noxious combination of
> > ignorance, arrogance, and toadyism before. Perhaps it will again.
> > Best,
> > Marcia
> > DIana Manister wrote:
> >> Dear Ken,
> >> We can say Prufrock is an aardvark too, according to your laissez-
> >> faire approach. But why not apply those wild imaginings to a poem
> >> of your own, if Eliot's text is being ignored?