Carrol Cox wrote:
> "Rickard A. Parker" wrote:
>> Ken, Thanks for the Thompson essay. There was something there that I
>> took issue with but with a more careful reading I saw that he was
>> speaking of ***litery interpretation***, not ***literary criticism***.
> What is the difference? Or, more importantly, why is there a difference
> that makes a difference?
Briefly, they are different activities. One creates the kind of pain
in Henry James' neck that he tries to swat in "Figure in the Carpet";
the other cures it. And to respond a little more to Rickard's
observation above, actually Thompson is speaking of both, in order to
identify them and separate them and supply the reason for separating
them. I imagine Carroll hasn't read the piece.