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At 06:13 PM 9/22/2006, Carrol Cox wrote:
Carrol,

  My sense is that Eliot is paying for his greatness, not sliding because 
he "wrote well."


>The sense of the world and of human life embodied in Gerontion, the
>Sweeney poems, TWL, and 4Q may be pretty offensive,

   Or it may be that an offensive condition of the world is being sensed.

and in addition the
>significance of any poem is not limited to its meaning -- i.e., the
>"application" of a poem is up to the reader.

   Truer words I haven't seen on this list.

Ken A.