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Michelle Hadden wrote:
>
> Anthony Hecht has written a perceptive essay
> on T.S. Eliot, published this quarter in Literary
> Imagination.  He describes what it was like to
> read Eliot in the 30s when no commentaries were
> available, and when it was simply the sound of
> the language and the haunting resonance of a few
> images that drew people in, and kept them reading.
> I find this to be a much more poignant description
> of "understanding" than any set of footnotes.

I find this to be a better description of appreciation
than understanding.

Regards,
    Rick Parker


P.S.  After shoveling the driveway this morning I measured
the snowbanks alongside the driveway.  They actually extend
8 feet beyond where the driveway meets the street.