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Vishvesh Obla wrote:
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> Rick,
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> I don't know if you mean 'amazing transformation'
> seriously or in jest.


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Regards, 
    Rick Parker   ;-)





Vishvesh Obla wrote:
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> Rick,
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> I don't know if you mean 'amazing transformation'
> seriously or in jest.  I remember having read quite a
> few limericks of Waste Land online that were more
> striking (I will see if I can pull them from the web).
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> Somehow such limericks remind me of the late night
> shows of Jay Leno in which serious international
> affairs are ridiculed !
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> --- "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Vishvesh Obla wrote:
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> > > "I liked a lot Eliot's value judgments on 'Form'
> > (the
> > > whole interview was a pleasure to read).  'The
> > form
> > > gave impetus to the content'. 'It wasn't quite so
> > > libre as much vers', 'I don't think good poetry
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> > > produced in a kind of political attempt to
> > overthrow
> > > some existing form' :  Eliot has made subtle
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> > > here which are also found in many of his critical
> > > essays.  Reading such passages lead to a finer
> > > perception of the relation of 'form' to poetry and
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> > > wonder if what we generally read as 'Vers Libre'
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> > > really what Eliot (and Pound) tried in his (their)
> > > works. "
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> > A much later experiment with form led to an amazing
> > transformation
> > of an Eliot poem.  There was a rework done of "The
> > Waste Land" where
> > a shortened and more rigid form led to the
> > simplification of TWL
> > where the meaning is clear.
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> > A discussion is at:
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> http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/859.html
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> > Regards,
> >     Rick Parker
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