You do like discussing things that aren't
worth discussing, don't you!
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nancy Gish 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 4:42 PM
  Subject: Re: The Waste Land for iPad

  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 <[log in to unmask]> 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 <[log in to unmask]> 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 <[log in to unmask]> 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 <[log in to unmask]> 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