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Probably a misunderstanding, Ken - I'm sorry too, if it were, and come in
peace.......


On 18 October 2013 20:36, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> On 10/18/2013 11:51 AM, David Boyd wrote:
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> No, there was no video: I was in the audience.
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>    Ah, I thought you were referring to the report on NPR with the
> interview of Muldoon by the journalist you found inadequate to the event. I
> didn't know there was an audience to be in. Nor was I in any way I can
> detect sneering. It amazes me that you took it that way. I simply disagreed
> with one thing presented in the radio interview and gave some reasons for
> it and asked for other opinions. Sorry that that strikes you as "sneering."
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> Ken A
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>  But it wasn't in any way 'music hall' or comic or raucous, and I never
> mentioned or intended to imply anything like that: I meant what I said, and
> I'm sorry that you seem to choose sneeringly to misunderstand it.
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> On 18 October 2013 13:00, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>    Watching?  Was there video?  What did you think of the idea of
>> regarding TWL as a night at a music hall? I thought, given Eliot's
>> professed enjoyment of music hall entertainment, that it was an appealing
>> idea, but I don't see it getting past the first line of poem. There are
>> certainly some 'characters' in TWL, but Phlebas floating decomposing, the
>> peace that passeth understanding, the undertow of broken lives throughout
>> -- it just doesn't feel like the hearty kind of raucousness or comic
>> sentiment that I imagine a music hall setting might support.  ????
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>> Ken A
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>> On 10/18/2013 3:39 AM, David Boyd wrote:
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>> Watching and listening to Muldoon on Eliot and The Waste Land is like
>> being machine-gunned with the silver bullets of sparkling, original and
>> apparently spontaneous ideas, from an apparently bottomless store of
>> ammunition.
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>>  I do think that the journalist responsible for this interview report
>> fails completely to convey anything like this.
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>> Sent from my iPad
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>> On 18 Oct 2013, at 01:19, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>     an encore
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>> http://www.npr.org/2013/09/28/226564650/on-eliots-125th-his-waste-land-hasnt-lost-its-glamour
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>> CR
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