On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Richard Seddon wrotein part: > > "When we read 'April is the cruelest month,' we immediately move away > from the text in an attempt to figure out what it means. In this process of > interpretation we automatically push the text aside. But we discover > multiple and inconclusive results which are insufficient or aesthetically > less desirable than the initial textual fact. This leads us to abandon our > interpretations and refocus on 'April is the cruelest month.' We have moved > outside, found and weighed various meanings, considered them, and returned > to the text. But it is a return with a difference, a difference made by the > process of trying to interpret. We call this journey which begins and ends > with the text a "hermeneutical loop," a journey which finally takes us > beyond hermeneutics leaving us in a posthermeneutical state". (page 12, > "Reading the Waste Land"; Jewel Spears Brooker and Joseph Bentley). > ********************** Dear Rick, I'll respond to one small bit of your post. I don't read the way you've described. After I read "April ..." I then read the next line and the next. When I encounter "Mixing memory ..." I trust there is a connection to the first line. M.