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Rick Seddon wrote:
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> I would much appreciate a pointer to a TSE work where he discusses
> primitive ritual.

Well, Will has already done a good job of that but the article
mentioned below is a discussion on the changing meaning of the words
"civilization" and "culture" and their changing from singular to
plural.  And how "primitive culture" is an oxymoron.  I'm sure that
you will like it Rick even if there is only a portion of it on Eliot.


Regards,
    Rick Parker


The New Criterion: a web special, Summer 2003
The politics of oxymoron
by Roger Sandall
http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/21/sum03/sandall.htm