Nancy I doubt if anyone deliberately sends the same message twice. It's just one of the inconveniences of being a member of a listsrv. Diana
From: Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: "Coherent Readers, Incoherent Texts" Re: Rewrite The Waste Land
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 14:50:16 -0400
Despite the flatness of email that could cause misreading here--I am
genuine about the concern--is there a reason to send what has already
been sent? This fills up my "mailbox usage," as does all the quoting of
poems we all already have.
I open these because I assume they will be a new contribution.
Thanks for thinking about this.
>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> 07/21/07 2:24 PM >>>
Well, even if it's a recreation -- departing from the text, per se --
it could be boring to some, and interesting to others. Here's
something at the Forum which I find a delight to read -- both
Diana's observation and Rick's recreation :
>> This is a verbose street-lamp! I never realized how it skirts the
>> ridiculous until I saw it isolated in your message. It also,
>> deliberately or not, illustrates the constructivist belief that
>> perceptions are determined by the psychological state of the
>> subject. The same street-lamp would no doubt be heard to say quite
>> different things to another perceiver.
> Half-past three,
>The street-lamp sputters
> The street-lamp says, 'Regard that man
> that crawls the gutters
> Listen to that man as he mutters
> "Where the f*** did I drop that key?"'
> Rick Parker
It's a critical reading too -- funny, mocking, absurd -- but it has a
right to it.
Where some would see madness, others might see reason in madness.
Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It makes sense to me that a reader should formulate his/her own
sense of a text's coherence, but I am just infinitely bored by making up
new poems out of individual images, which makes any kind of even
provisional coherence impossible.
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