At 11:39 AM 9/24/2006, Vishvesh Obla wrote: >CR, > >I find the statement made by Diana true to a large >extent as far his prose works are concerned. In >poetry, I believe we see the 'artist' and in prose we >see a different person (How true is Lawrence's >statement 'Never trust the artist; trust the tale' !). This seems unlikely to me not what Lawrence said, which should be a first principle of criticism, but that there were two Eliot's in the prose and poetry. My guess is that the claim reflects more -- much more -- on the maker than on the poet/critic. What is it we think we know about the one that makes it so different from the other? As far as Eliot's vision being divisive goes, I don't give this much credence. It's certainly no more divisive than, say, Lao-Tse and his partial insight and quite likely a lot less so. In any case, make mine High-TSE. ;-) Cheers, Ken A.