Obviously, CR, the "genuine and in order" was about the request. Even
Nancy could see this if she weren't in such a hurry to quash anything
that seems to threaten the order of things as she sees them. Too, so
much dross gets by "peer review" that one can only wonder at the idea
that only peer review matters. Leave poetry to the poets, I guess, and
shoo out all these silly, non-peer critics....given the tenor and drift
of so much criticism, one can only sympathize with that very proposal as
once made by TSE.
Nancy Gish wrote:
> >>> Chokh Raj 12/31/10 1:03 PM >>>
> "genuine and in order" was _about the request_ made to undertake the
> work -- isn't it?
> --- On *Fri, 12/31/10, Nancy Gish /<[log in to unmask]>/* wrote:
> A work of scholarship, to be judged on its own merits, is peer
> reviewed. It is not obviously "genuine and in order" simply
> because any one person likes it or agrees with it. If this book is
> any good and is objective, despite being commissioned by Valerie
> Eliot, that can be determined by studying it.
> However, Cambridge has a very intense editorial system, so it has
> probably gone through careful review. That is the kind that matters.
> >>> Chokh Raj 12/31/10 11:56 AM >>>
> IMHO, //*a request can be genuine, and in order//*, if it is
> elicited by someone's credentials in a field of study, and when
> one is expected to do justice to a subject. In any case, a work
> must be judged on its own merits rather than merely by the
> circumstances that brought it into being.
> --- On *Fri, 12/31/10, Rickard A. Parker
> /<[log in to unmask]>/* wrote:
> Peter Montgomery wrote:
> > Just a footnote to this,
> > Spurr's book is an enhanced version ofthe Doctoral thesis he
> did under Helen Gardener.
> //Hmmm. Note the last sentence in this extract from
> an article at:
> Nov 23, 2010
> St Paul's College, University of Sydney
> BARRY SPURR HONOURED
> It has just been announced that Dr Barry Spurr, ...
> has been honoured with a Personal Chair in the
> Department of English. He has the title,
> “Professor of Poetry and Poetics”. This seems to be
> the first and only Chair of Poetry in Australia, but
> there are several overseas, ...
> He is the author of eight monographs, including, most
> recently, //'Anglo-Catholic in Religion’: T.S. Eliot and
> Christianity (Cambridge, 2010), which he wrote at the
> request of the poet’s widow.//