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I said "except for dramatic dialogue."  He does it in Sweeney poems also.
He does not do it in his own voice and certainly not in his prose.
Nancy


Date sent:              Sun, 18 May 2003 22:43:21 EDT
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From:                   Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:                Re: Journey of the Magi
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In a message dated 5/18/03 5:03:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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> One hardly finds elaborately slangy
> or self-consciously colloquial language in his work

Except for The Waste Land, of course.