Peter Montgomery wrote: > > Thanks, Rick. It raisies all t6he central questions of Eliot studies, > and presents their context.Still I find myself wondering HOW he > knew what Eliot wanted to do. Must have had angelic help. > > "What Eliot wanted to do, and he constructed a poetics that would enable him > to do it, was to achieve a naked, unqualified expression of social, > intellectual, > religious, and sexual desperation-while appearing not to be personally > involved at all!" Maybe he thought professors could get away with professing.