in a lighter vein
"[T]he ordinary [reader's] experience is chaotic, irregular, fragmentary.
[He/she might] fall in love, or [read] Spinoza, and these two experiences
[for them] have nothing to do with each other, or with the noise of the typewriter or the smell of cooking; in the mind of [an informed reader], these experiences are always forming new wholes."
--- On Tue, 5/4/10, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Well, one might,
> but that is not how Eliot defines it.
> >>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> 05/04/10
> 9:39 AM >>>
> One might say this of the "telescoping of images and
> multiplied associations", I suppose.
> --- On Tue, 5/4/10, Peter Montgomery
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Er... the objective
> > correlative?
> > P.
> > > > >>> Chokh Raj 05/03/10 11:54 AM
> > > > Apropos the Metaphysical poets, of their
> > virtues,
> > Eliot takes
> > > > note of, in particular, a certain
> > "telescoping of images and
> > > > multiplied associations", and
> > a "heterogeneity of material
> > compelled
> > > > into
> > unity by the operation of the poet's
> > mind" -- a "put[ting]
> > the
> > > > material together again in a new
> > >
> > > > In fine,
> > > > "When
> > a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its
> > work, it is
> > constantly amalgamating disparate
> > experience; the ordinary
> > man's
> > > > experience is chaotic, irregular,
> > The
> > latter falls in
> > > > love, or reads Spinoza, and these two
> > experiences have nothing to do
> > > > with each other, or with
> > the noise of the typewriter or the smell of
> > > > cooking;
> > in the mind of the poet these experiences
> > are always forming
> > > > new wholes. " -- T.S. Eliot,
> > 'The Metaphysical
> > Poets'
> > > > refreshing the memory --
> > > > CR