Eliot worried because he happened to be in Europe ;-)

--- On Thu, 1/21/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

So if the abyss is over in Europe, then I guess we don't have to worry about
it overhere.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chokh Raj" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: Eliot's poetry: the medium & the message

a translation

"Already half of Europe, already at least half of Eastern Europe, on the way
to Chaos, drives drunkenly in spiritual frenzy along the edge of the abyss,
sings drunkenly, as though singing hymns, as Dmitri Karamazov [in Feodor
Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov] sang. The offended bourgeois laughs at
the songs; the saint and the seers hear them with tears."


--- On Thu, 1/21/10, Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Peter Montgomery wrote:
> >
> > And just exactly where is that conveyor belt over an
> abyss (and which
> > abyss)?
> a) Above it.
> b) The one in Eastern Europe.
> Schon ist halb Europa, schon ist zumindest der halbe Osten
> Europas auf
> dem Wege zum Chaos, fährt betrunken im heiligem Wahn am
> Abgrund
> entlang und singt dazu, singt betrunken und hymnisch wie
> Dmitri
> Karamasoff sang. Ueber diese Lieder lacht der Bürger
> beleidigt,
> der Heilige und Seher hört sie mit Tränen.

>Hermann Hesse, Blick ins Chaos