> Just a thought: does anybody else have the sense that in Gerontion,
> "us he devours" is actually something that has yet to happen?
> i.e., tense notwithstanding, Gerontion is looking ahead to the new
> year in which the "devouring" -- death? -- happens.
My thought is, as I wrote earlier, first he devours my grandparents,
then my parents, then me.
> Also, does anybody have any thoughts about the "thousand small
> deliberations" section?
Just off the top of my head -- in the section before we had Mr.
Silvero et al making small deliberations. I had been thinking
these small actions were a communion of sorts, simple acts like
eating bread and drinking wine. I'm going to rethink this now.