I'm a first-year Ph.D. candidate at Oklahoma State University, and my
obsession with tse goes back to before I could spell Prufrock. My MA
thesis is on his _East Coker_ quartet (of _Four Quartets_), specifically
his theory of the unspeakable traced from Prufrock on. I know I'm meant
to be a lit snob because my thesis centered around one line of his work,
"The poetry does not matter." I love that man.
I'm lately interested in the sentimental novel's residual elements in
modern lit. Like for a class now, I'm dissecting Lawrence's _The Plumed
Serpent_ (I know--it's a horrible book!) according to sentimental
conventions. It works amazingly well.
Does anyone think that perhaps the same could be applied to tse's work?
So many accusations of misogyny--maybe they are off-track. Seems like
I'm forever defending my man. . . .
Anyway, love to hear anyone's ideas.
Mischelle Booher ([log in to unmask])