George Carless wrote:
> I think Carrol has previously identified the answer: stop reading the drivel; killfile it,
> ignore it, rise above it, refuse to dignify it with a response.
And with one or tw slips I have been following my own advice. A
fundamental principle of rhetoric going back to before "rhetoric" was
inventd, is that discussants must share some common ground. One cannot
discuss literary texts with those who refuse to accept that words have
meaning, and that is what finding "orthodoxy" in TWL or mysticism
anyplace in Eliot amounts to. Those who hold such off-the-radar-screen
positions create conversations that resemble playin baseball following
the rules of rugby. Human discourse is poisoned. And to think that Eliot
gave so much attention pecisely to the need for precision in langauge.