For what? The comment was about Eliot, not you. And this too is not worth discussion, but since you insist, the quotation is hardly a compliement and does not apply to poetry. 

But I don't know why I'm even saying this and have nothing more to add.

>>> Chokh Raj 06/16/11 8:06 PM >>>

--- On Thu, 6/16/11, Nancy Gish wrote: 
I think //the poetry can stand on its own//. But this is not worth discussion.

>>> Chokh Raj 06/16/11 5:56 PM >>>
The quotation is a most befitting compliment to Eliot's poetry, whether or not Eliot would appreciate the comparison. 


--- On Thu, 6/16/11, Nancy Gish wrote: 
OK -- //the quotation is not apt or revealing or significant//. Is that more useful a comment?

>>> Chokh Raj 06/16/11 3:17 PM >>>
The reader may not, however, always go by what Eliot would or wouldn't approve. 


--- On Thu, 6/16/11, Nancy Gish wrote: 
The passage (Enobarbus about Cleopatra) is as follows:

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies; for vilest things
Become themselves in her, thet the holy priests
Bless her when she's riggish.

// I rather doubt Eliot would appreciate the comparison. //

>>> Chokh Raj 06/16/11 2:24 PM >>>
An endless affair. An interminable engagement. 

I'd have it said of Eliot's poetry: 

"Age cannot wither her charms nor stale her passions". 

A big THANK YOU for the news, Rick. 


--- On Thu, 6/16/11, Rickard A. Parker wrote: 
"The Waste Land for iPad" from Faber Digital is out.

Faber's page (it sort of shows the app in action):

Two reviews:

A number of readings and Fiona Shaw's video performance are synced to
the text. I've seen prices of 14 dollars and 8 pounds. I'd pay that
for Shaw's performance alone but since I don't have an iPad I'll
pass on the app.

Having written my own notes on the poem I would appreciate getting some
reviews of the notes available on the app.

Rick Parker