The paradox of Eliot is he is always new, always old !!!


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On Aug 2, 2013, at 11:30 AM, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Cf. Ezra Pound's MAKE IT NEW.

Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

One of the pre-eminently "classical" attributes is an indifference to originality. Indeed, in the classical artist, originality would be a fault. He is given, he is served out, with all he is supposed to require for his task: not his reason why, but to "get on with the job" ... He is tied hand and foot therefore to the values of his patrons. Their morals are his morals; it is the Weltanschauung that perforce he holds in common with them that is his subject-matter. -- Wyndham Lewis, 'Men Without Art' 

Some echoes here of what Eliot says in his essay on Tradition and what obtains in his work.