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Anyone who uses such an incoherent phrase as "absolutist poetry" is not 
being serious. One might as well carry on a debate with infants over 
SantaClaus.

Carrol

On 9/22/2011 8:24 AM, Nancy Gish wrote:
> It's also full of chaos and despair, but the presence of allusions does
> not mean that the poem itself is "absolutist." That is a way of
> thinking, not a text. No amount of allusion makes the poem that.
>
> And one can equally easily point out the absence of any absolute in TWL.
> It has been done since the initial reviews.
>
> Once again all these proclamations of TRUTH have shut down any
> discussion, and no one is writing--except for the very valuable links
> sent by Rick again.
> Nancy
>