Think nothing of it, Peter.

You're are one of the very few who have been able to maintain more than a
modicum of sanity in the midst of this very highly strung, not to say
completely neurotic, group.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Montgomery" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 4:01 AM
Subject: Re: An amateur Eliot enthusiast's wild musing

> Oh gee, sorry.
> P.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jacek Niecko
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: 5/17/03 6:49 AM
> Subject: Re: An amateur Eliot enthusiast's wild musing
> The poem EFFECTS you????
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> Montgomery
> To: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 9:13 PM
> Subject: Re: An amateur Eliot enthusiast's wild musing
> Hi Rita,
>     I hope we can help you, and even come to grips with what you
> don't understand of what we said. It would be helpful to know
> precisely the points that need explaining. That may also give us
> an idea of how we should adjust our own conversation.
>    It's been my experience that people write best about work that
> they like and that they understand. It might be helpful to know
> more about your background, the level you are working at, and
> the audience you intend to address in your statements. If the
> assignment isn't too serious you may even want to look at
> the Pracitcal Cats poems.
>    If you're brand new to poetry analysis and to Eliot, one place
> to start might be "The Preludes." You might tell us how the poem
> effects you. What do your senses tell you? What feelings are
> evoked? What moods do you experience? What questions are
> you left with?
>    I hope others like Nancy, and Jennifer and Marcia will participate
> as well, so you can get other approaches and opinions.
>    So that's a stab in the dark for you, Rita. Throw on more light
> on your situation and I will see what other ideas I can come up with.
> Cheers,
> Peter.
> Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
> Dept. of English
> Camosun College
> 3100 Foul Bay Rd.
> Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rita Proffitt [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 5:09 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: An amateur Eliot enthusiast's wild musing
> Peter,
>        I am new to this list and a novice at TS Eliot. Wow - I am
> impressed! Hope to someday understand you both. I am taking an English
> class at a local college where I need to paraphrase and "splain it 2 u
> Ricky" 2 Eliot poems. Am an "old" student - so appreciate any info you
> and the L may render. ty, rita