In a message dated 10/8/2003 6:50:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
I know zeugma as a rhetorical structure (and cool word). It is one
of a seeming infinity of juxtapositions. But I don't know anything
about the 18th-century use that requires audience participation. Tell all.
I was actually thinking of the Waste Land in terms of transporting it into another media. The Waste Land, in fact, does contain sufficient conversational interludes and is such a moody piece that a skilled and inspired screenwriter may in fact be able to come up with something. I picture a "Bergman" like movie, but that wouldn't do these days. Perhaps film noir. Game one tonight: Red Sox and Yankees. For those of you who do not live in nor were raised in New England, Massachusetts in particular, please forgive these sporadic updates. I'm afraid that I cannot contain my enthusiasm.