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Might Irecommend a colleague's book titled
TRICKS OF TIME
http://www.amazon.com/Tricks-Time-Bergson-Merleau-ponty-Ricoeur/dp/0820703818

It goews well with a South African wine called THE WORK OF TIME.

http://www.ewine.co.za/southafricanwine.php?wineryID=2&wineID=1119&Wine=Springfield%20Work%20of%20Time%202002

I recommend both highly..

P.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "DIana Manister" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 5:04 AM
Subject: Re: Prufrock question


> Dear Peter,
>
> I'm guessing that when Eliot uses "would have been" he is not using
> the future tense. If he meant to indicate a conflation of tenses he
> would do so pointedly, as in the quote you posted.
>
> Diana
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> On Feb 1, 2010, at 5:23 AM, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > From: Diana Manister
> >
> > Dear Ken,
> >
> > All your convoluted reasoning cannot change the past to the future. A
> > speaker musing about what might have been is not dreaming of the
> > future.
> > ============================================================
> > Peter observes by quoting:
> > "Time present and time past
> > Are both perhaps present in time future,
> > And time future contained in time past."
> >