Barnwell, are you saying the text is not semantically fuzzy because Wagner wrote it? Diana
Barnwell Black wrote:Folks,"Weialala leia,Wallala leialala"is borrowed directly from Richard Wagner by T. S. Eliot. It is part of the Rhinemaidens' Song. See Act Three of "Gotterdammerung."Barnwell Black (New to Listserve)In a message dated 7/24/2007 11:55:01 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
Suggesting such a return to the maternal pre-verbal world would necessarily foreground a reversal of linguistic development as a theme. Eliot's non-words hint at a regression of language to the unboundaried pre-verbal maternal realm.
Weialala leia Wallala leialala
Could any writer get more semantically fuzzy than that? Cheers, Diana