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Interesting. What then is your notion of it?




On May 2, 2012, at 3:30 PM, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Also, may we not use the term 'objective correlative' with regard to Eliot's poetry 
> without being bound by Eliot's specific notion of it? 
> 
> IMHO, we may. 
> 
> CR
> 
> From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>; 
> To: <[log in to unmask]>; 
> Subject: Re: OT - Chapel Perilous 
> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2012 7:02:48 PM 
> 
> An interesting remark, Peter. It prompts me to raise a query.
> In deciphering Eliot's poetry, are we bound by Eliot's notion of 'objective correlative'? 
> IMHO, a reader is free to view Eliot's poetry in the light of what we generally mean by
> objective correlative rather than be guided solely by Eliot's criterion of it. 
> 
> Regards,
>   CR
> 
> 
> From: Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask] 
> Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:45 AM
> Subject: Re: OT - Chapel Perilous 
> 
> Sounds to me like we're creeping closer and closer to the objective correlative.
> 
> Cheers,
> Peter 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rickard Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
> 
> > Why, for all of us, out of all that we have heard, seen, felt, in a
> > lifetime, do certain images recur, charged with emotion, rather than others?
> > The song of one bird, the leap of one fish, at a particular place and time,
> > the scent of one flower, an old woman on a German mountain path, six
> > ruffians seen through an open window playing cards at night at a small
> > French railway junction where there was a water-mill: such memories may have
> > symbolic value, but of what we cannot tell, for they come to represent the
> > depths of feeling into which we cannot peer. We might just as well ask why,
> > when we try to recall visually some period in the past, we find in our
> > memory just the few meagre arbitrarily chosen set of snapshots that we do
> > find there, the faded poor souvenirs of passionate moments.
> >                                                          TSE 
>