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Nobody ever denies that. I haven't.
The poetic beauty lies in what he makes of it.
An artifact.

Cheers,
CR

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Why on earth are statements by Eliot himself to be called witch-hunts?
> And in any case, why would it be a witch-hunt just because, as he said
> himself, he put so much of his own life in it? He wrote that to his
> mother, so I suppose he meant it.
> N
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> >>> Chanan Mittal  07/11/15 2:25 PM >>>
> A lot of it sheer witch-hunt based on mere presumptions.
>
> CR
>
> On Friday, July 10, 2015, Nancy Gish  wrote:
>
> > A lot of it is, and it was Eliot, after all, who said that, along with
> > his close friend Mary Hutchinson and many since. I don't know who
> "they"
> > are assumed to be here. The personal and social are not disconnected,
> > and Eliot was horrified and stressed personally by the War.
> > The second part of the passage below, by the way, was written well
> > before the War.
> > Nancy
> >
> > >>> Chanan Mittal  07/10/15 4:15 PM >>>
> > And they said it's a "personal" wasteland.
> >
> > CR
> >
> > On Friday, July 10, 2015, Chanan Mittal  wrote:
> >
> > > What is that sound high in the air
> > > Murmur of maternal lamentation
> > > Who are those hooded hordes swarming
> > > Over endless plains, stumbling in cracked earth
> > > Ringed by the flat horizon only
> > > What is the city over the mountains
> > > Cracks and reforms and bursts in the violet air
> > > Falling towers
> > > Jerusalem Athens Alexandria
> > > Vienna London
> > > Unreal
> > >
> > > A woman drew her long black hair out tight
> > > And fiddled whisper music on those strings
> > > And bats with baby faces in the violet light
> > > Whistled, and beat their wings
> > > And crawled head downward down a blackened wall
> > > And upside down in air were towers
> > > Tolling reminiscent bells, that kept the hours
> > > And voices singing out of empty cisterns and exhausted wells.
> > >
> > >
> > > On Friday, July 10, 2015, David Boyd  > wrote:
> > >
> > >> please refer to my recently-forwarded post re this topic. I should
> > have
> > >> mentioned that things got worse for that particular wife - further
> > research
> > >> re casualty records etc revealed that another of her brothers was
> > killed a
> > >> year or so later, so two young men from the same family were
> > wiped-out -
> > >> doubtless not uncommon then, but almost inconceivable now.
> > >>
> > >> On 10 July 2015 at 04:38, P  wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> There’s a new archive available telling the stories of families
> who
> > went
> > >>> through World War I. “The Army Children of the First World War
> > project was
> > >>> set up as a digital archive to tell the stories of ordinary people
> > who
> > >>> lived through the 1914-1918 conflict. The aim was to inspire both
> > young and
> > >>> old to connect with the events of a century ago. Those behind the
> > site have
> > >>> stuck to their promise of uploading a new image every week and few
> > months
> > >>> on the website is packed with images and postcards written by
> > soldiers on
> > >>> the frontline and sent back to loved ones in Leeds.”
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> >
> >
>
> http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/your-leeds/nostalgia/leeds-nostalgia-pictures-from-the-past-as-war-postcards-go-online-1-7341340
> > >>>
> > >>> http://www.archhistory.co.uk/
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> >
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