I have pondered this question for a number of days and for a number of days
refrained from asking it, for fear of sounding offensive again, but is it
really necessary to be an "Elizabethan" (I suspect a scholar in that domain)
to know the difference between "Marlowe" and "Marlow"?


Jacek NieŠko

Washington DC


-----Original Message-----
From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Rickard A. Parker
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 10:35 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Elizabethan? Marlow? : a reply to Peter; was Death by Water, a


Jennifer Formichelli wrote:


> Second, the Sibyl a sister to Tiresias (actually, she is a lot more

> like Tithonus)? Hmm. Perhaps there is some resonance between them,

> though we should keep in mind that the Sibyl does not appear in the

> poem, but rather outside of it, in the epigraph (at once a part of the

> poem and apart from it).



Pat Sloane, the late TSE list member, suggested a different idea:


    To make sense out of The Waste Land, we may need to assume that the

    Sibyl of Cumae appears in the poem as a series of male and female

    characters, the ones that possess Greek names-and ambiguous gender.



    Rick Parker