Carrol, I don't understand your point either. Pound changed his ideas about poetry. Imagism depends on a red wheelbarrow next to white chickens; it is rather but not absolutely impersonal and unemotional. Call it Vorticism or not, his later style breaks those rules. If I find that interesting and you don't, why is that a problem? Diana
> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 17:52:11 -0600 > From: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: War and Justice > To: [log in to unmask] > > Diana Manister wrote: > > > > Carrol, someone riding in an elevator would not be interested in > > information about the engineering that makes it work. A visitor to the > > Empire State Building would probably not be interested in learning > > about reinforced concrete or how Art Deco differs from Bauhaus > > architecture. Builders of elevators, skyscrapers or poems need certain > > kinds of information that end-users of those things do not. > > > > Intellectual knowledge is only one tool -- it does not replace talent > > or intuition, but it is useful. > > I agree with all this, but I don't understand your point. And what as it > to do with Pound's casual and passing use of a couple slogans, and the > relationship of those slogans to anything? > > Carrol
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