Madame S's name is also a spoof.

For some otherwise useless reason (no crit or spoof intended here)
Richard's line " I read much of the arcane and occult" keeps evoking
in my auditory imagination Eliot's line " I read much of the night...."

Sweeney Ag. is definitely the work of a cool jazz lover,
syncopation and resonant interval and all that.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: signs and wonders

> I read much of the arcane and occult in TSE's writings as a spoof
> on Pound and Pound's friends.  Whether they knew or not makes that
> sort of reading even juicier.

I have to agree with those who see Madame Sosostris as a spoof on
Bertrand Russell.

> Try TSE as "cool dude".  I think you might enjoy an entirely new
> experience from "serious nerd"

That's a challenge but I'll try.

    Rick Parker