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At 08:17 PM 2/18/2007, cr mittal wrote:
>While I agree with the statement highlighted below, my reading of
>'Burbank' has been that it is not about anti-Semitism but is anti-Semitic.
>And Eliot's depiction of Bleistein falls in line with those in Gerontion,
>Sweeney Among the Nightingales  and Whispers of Immortality.

   CR -- Whether in the all-seeing divine eye and way of the Cross in 
Burbank or Christ the owner of the soul in the stained glass of Gerontion, 
Eliot is anything but anti-semitic in these poems.

  Ken A.


>I'm a great admirer of Eliot's poetic genius but am saddened by
>the anti-Semitic stances in his poetry and prose -- howsoever we
>might explain them.
>
>Regards.
>
>CR
>
>
>Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Robert, of course, is correct, in that //a poem about anti-Semitism is not 
>anti-semitic in itself.//
>
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