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in a lighter vein

"[T]he ordinary [reader's] experience is chaotic, irregular, fragmentary. 
[He/she might] fall in love, or [read] Spinoza, and these two experiences
[for them] have nothing to do with each other, or with the noise of the typewriter or the smell of cooking; in the mind of [an informed reader], these experiences are always forming new wholes."

Cheers,
 CR

--- On Tue, 5/4/10, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Well, one might,
> but that is not how Eliot defines it.
> N
> 
> >>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> 05/04/10
> 9:39 AM >>> 
> One might say this of the "telescoping of images and
> multiplied associations", I suppose. 
> 
> Thanks, 
> CR 
> 
> --- On Tue, 5/4/10, Peter Montgomery
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
> 
> > Er... the objective 
> > correlative? 
> > P. 
> 
> > > > >>> Chokh Raj 05/03/10 11:54 AM 
> > 
> > > > Apropos the Metaphysical poets, of their
> poetic 
> > virtues, 
> > Eliot takes 
> > > > note of, in particular, a certain 
> > "telescoping of images and 
> > > > multiplied associations", and 
> > a "heterogeneity of material 
> > compelled 
> > > > into 
> > unity by the operation of the poet's 
> > mind" -- a "put[ting] 
> > the 
> > > > material together again in a new
> unity". 
> > > 
> > > > In fine, 
> > > > "When 
> > a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its 
> > work, it is 
> > constantly amalgamating disparate 
> > experience; the ordinary 
> > man's 
> > > > experience is chaotic, irregular,
> fragmentary. 
> > The 
> > latter falls in 
> > > > love, or reads Spinoza, and these two 
> > experiences have nothing to do 
> > > > with each other, or with 
> > the noise of the typewriter or the smell of 
> > > > cooking; 
> > in the mind of the poet these experiences 
> > are always forming 
> > 
> > > > new wholes. " -- T.S. Eliot, 
> > 'The Metaphysical 
> > Poets' 
> > 
> >
> http://personal.centenary.edu/~dhavird/TSEMetaPoets.html 
> 
> > > > refreshing the memory -- 
> > 
> > > > CR