Nonetheless Eliot had a fair amount to say about
fellow member, along with Pound et al. (good old al.)
great mid-Atlantic rift. I just can't remember where
start with Selected Essays, then On Poetry and Poets).
fwiw, I believe the word is polyphiloprogenitive
one of the Sweeney poems), but you are to
congratulated for even trying for it.
Peter C. Montgomery Dept. of
English Camosun College
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In a message dated 2/26/03 9:28:04 AM Pacific
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I'm not sure 'supersubtle' is a word Eliot used much. To me,
I think this is why Logan is
so reviled -- he creates his own reality and his own strata of
importance. He is a builder of hierarchy and a definer of things.
If he defines "supersubtle" as an Eliotic word, it becomes so in a small way
and perhaps he can change Eliot from being a fiddler of language into someone
who glues things together in a haphazard and "oh-look--aren't-I-so-smart way"
Eliot, and Stevens for that matter, would MUCH rather use a
word like Philopolyprogenative or Concupiscent -- they liked to fool people
(e.g. "deal" is a kind of wood -- always fools on the first few reads), Logan
(and James) enjoy controlling them.