No way could Eliot not know what the name Stetson means in America. He had to be aware that the name referred to the famous hat company, cowboys, the bowler hat's absence, as any other associations he may have intended. Diana

From:  Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject:  Re: "Stetson in The Waste Land"
Date:  Thu, 7 Jun 2007 15:07:55 -0400

Now, now.¬  I didn't say that there was no one in America named Stetson.¬ I simply meant that Stetson sounds far more¬ British than American.¬  Therefore, I doubt that¬ Eliot was using the name as as pseudonym for an American.

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From: Carrol Cox
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Subject: Re: "Stetson in The Waste Land"

Kate Troy wrote:
> The name "Stetson" is not very American.
You mean the american who established one of the more famous companies
in americna history (in St. Joseph, MO, though it is now located in
Texas) did not have an american name?

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