In response to Peter Quigley from St. Mary's about using _The Wasteland_ in
conjunction with Robinson Jeffers' _Double Axe_ and Snyder's
_Myths and Texts._
In a message dated 95-11-20 18:47:45 EST, you write:
>I will want to say that, brilliant modernist poetics aside, Eliots
>conservative and religious sense sees the situation as hopeless. Thepoem is
>essentially a death knell and demonstrates little environmental sense
remaining, as it >does, an anthropocentric hymn.
I don't know that Eliot's poem will cooperate very well with what you're
proposing to want to demonstrate.
On the one hand, the poem does not end on a hopeless note.
On the other hand, there is such a strong identity of the state of man and
the state of nature that I don't think anyone could successfully demonstrate
that there is a significant distinction made between them in the poem.
I'm curious about the way you use "environmental sense." I'd appreciate it if
you'd elaborate a bit on it and how you are using it in a kind of opposition
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