> Nancy Gish wrote:
> Dear Diana,
> Their aesthetics remained extremely different I think. But there are
> also masses of studies of Williams: I have no idea where the idea came
> from that he is not read. He is probably read by a far wider audience
> than Eliot in this country.
Perhaps an interesting sidelight here.
A few months ago I was chatting at a party with a younger member of the
English Department (and published poet). I asked him at one point if
there were _any_ of "the moderns" that he liked. He furrowed his brow
for a bit, and said, "Mina Loy & some of Elizabeth Bishop." Yeats,
Pound, Eliot, Stevensd. Frost, Williams, Moore, et all, all to the ash
heap. He is also contemptuous of the Beats.