Dear Nancy:

    You are right, of course.  One should not indulge such impulses.
    On the other hand, I do not think they are harmful, if formulated inoffensively.
    For example, I suspect that 95 percent of the current subscribers to the TSE list have no idea who Edward Ryder or, for that matter, his son "was" or "is".
    Some may be tempted to find out and it will not harm them if they do.  
    There was a time in my life when I was quite receptive to Eliot's poetry and prose.
    Now, at 71, I find his opus arid and stilted.

Best regards,



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: Echoes of Eliot

> Dear Gunnar and Jacek,
> You are right about the nonsense, but you are on the list.  Please
> engage in starting conversation on something about Eliot that is
> interesting and not simply reiterating old ideas or making personal
> remarks.  It is not enough to get on and note that others have failed: 
> provide some sense please.
> Cheers,
> Nancy 
>>>> [log in to unmask] 09/07/05 9:57 AM >>>
> Bravissimo, Gunnar Jauch!
> The words that come to mind almost every time one clicks on the the TSE 
> "forum" messages these days come from Edward Ryder, Charles Ryder's
> father: 
> "There is no news, of course.  Such a lot of nonsense."
> Jacek Niecko
> Washington DC
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gunnar Jauch" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:42 AM
> Subject: Re: Echoes of Eliot
>> am 7.9.05 11:45 Uhr schrieb Peter Montgomery unter
> [log in to unmask]:
>>> The
>>> future is not what it used to be, and it is now possible to predict
>>> the past in many scientific senses.
>> Bla bla bla.
>> G