Why Phoenician? He is another figure in the ground, but why Phoenician? Why not Egyptian? Greek? Roman?
Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Now this fugue postulate is corroborated by what the poet himself observed vis-a-vis the wasteland that was his first marriage: "To her the marriage brought no happiness to me it brought the state of mind out of which came The Waste Land." It correlates "the man who suffers and the mind which creates."
TWL as ground, indeed, absolutely!
And yet I must compliment Peter Montgomery for this wonderful insight --
a state of fugue in which the 'unconscious' is free to cull up fragments
from its stock of memories and put them in an order that suits it best.
When the poet recovers from that state he makes what he can of
what the 'unconscious' has expressed.
No, it does not leave to the reader to make whatever he/she would make of it. There are enough signposts.
Of course, by 'madness' I meant whatever form it takes.
On Aug 19, 2013, at 9:43 PM, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote: