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.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:37
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.
>>>> [log in to unmask] 09/07/05 9:57 AM >>>
> Bravissimo, Gunnar
> The words that come to mind almost every time one clicks
on the the TSE
> "forum" messages these days come from Edward Ryder,
> "There is no news, of course.
Such a lot of nonsense."
> Jacek Niecko
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gunnar Jauch"
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> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:42
> Subject: Re: Echoes of Eliot
>> am 7.9.05
11:45 Uhr schrieb Peter Montgomery unter
> [log in to unmask]:
>>> future is
not what it used to be, and it is now possible to predict
past in many scientific senses.
>> Bla bla