Just curious--how do you know it is fair and sane?
N

>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>10/02/11 10:28 AM >>>
ps - Lest I be misunderstood, I must put in a word of appreciation 
for Sherwin's fair assessment of Pat Sloane's book -- for
concluding his just observations on a note of sanity. 
 
Regards,
 CR   
 

From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Sunday, October 2, 2011 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: Patricia Sloane's Bleistein book (was Re: Patricia Sloane's Key to 'The Waste Land')

Today's quotation at Dictionary.com Word-of-the-Day
 
This was my introduction to a lifetime of mendacity. I too must learn to say these gorgeous untruths.
-- Christopher Buckley, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir
 
 CR 
 
Sin is Behovely, but
All shall be well, and
All manner of thing shall be well.
If I think, again, of this place,
And of people, not wholly commendable,
Of no immediate kin or kindness,
But of some peculiar genius,
All touched by a common genius,
United in the strife which divided them;
If I think of a king at nightfall,
Of three men, and more, on the scaffold
And a few who died forgotten
In other places, here and abroad,
And of one who died blind and quiet
Why should we celebrate
These dead men more than the dying?
It is not to ring the bell backward
Nor is it an incantation
To summon the spectre of a Rose.
We cannot revive old factions
We cannot restore old policies
Or follow an antique drum.
These men, and those who opposed them
And those whom they opposed
Accept the constitution of silence
And are folded in a single party.
Whatever we inherit from the fortunate
We have taken from the defeated
What they had to leave us—a symbol:
A symbol perfected in death.
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
By the purification of the motive
In the ground of our beseeching.
 
- TS Eliot, 'Four Quartets'


From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2011 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: Patricia Sloane's Bleistein book (was Re: Patricia Sloane's Key to 'The Waste Land')

Here's another review -- by Richard E. Sherwin (Bar Ilan University):
 
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=4900 
 
CR
 

From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2011 9:05 AM
Subject: Patricia Sloane's Bleistein book (was Re: Patricia Sloane's Key to 'The Waste Land')

Patricia Sloane -- a reader, and writer, "on whom ... nothing is lost"
 
A Review by Steven C. Scheer of Pat Sloane's T.S. Eliot's Bleistein Poems: Uses of Literary Allusion in "Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar" and "Dirge" (Inernational Scholars Publications - Lanham - New York - London: University Press of America, 2000) 
 
"meaning is context-bound, but context is boundless" 
 
http://www.stevencscheer.com/patriciasloane.htm 
 
CR

David Boyd [log in to unmask] wrote Saturday, October 1, 2011 5:25 AM:

//Pat's parents were eminent Jewish doctors,
who established the NYC hospital for bone diseases. 
Pat died very suddenly in NYC of a heart attack age 67.
Fortunately she lived to see her big Bleistein book
published //  
  
 
On 1 October 2011 01:22, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thanks, Rick. I'm in the know of what you write.
I've heard it mentioned at this forum. Still, I think
the list members can draw upon this publication,
or refer an interested person to it.
 
Regards,
  CR
 

From: Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: Patricia Sloane's Key to 'The Waste Land'

On 9/30/2011 9:35 AM, Chokh Raj wrote:
> /"By this, and this only, we have existed" /
> *Richard Wagner's Arthurian Sources, Jessie L. Weston, and T. S. Eliot's
> "The Waste Land"*
> PATRICIA SLOANE
> //
> /Arthuriana/
> Vol. 11, No. 1, Wagner and the Arthurian Legend (SPRING 2001), pp. 30-53
> (article consists of 24 pages)
> http://www.jstor.org/stable/27869608
> CR


CR,

You may not know this but Pat Sloane was one of the biggest
contributors to the TSE list until her passing away almost 10 years ago
(11/22/01).  In the TSE archives you can look up about a year's worth of
her posts. Sometime prior to January 2001 the list server software was
changed and the older archives were lost.

Pat also had an early web presence at an AOL account and at the TSE
server at missouri.edu but these pages are also lost.

Regards,
    Rick Parker