Nobody ever denies that. I haven't.
The poetic beauty lies in what he makes of it.
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]
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.
>>> Chanan Mittal 07/11/15 2:25 PM >>>
A lot of it sheer witch-hunt based on mere presumptions.
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
> 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.
> >>> Chanan Mittal 07/10/15 4:15 PM >>>
> And they said it's a "personal" wasteland.
> 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
> >> mentioned that things got worse for that particular wife - further
> >> 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
> >>> 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
> >>> 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
> >>> 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.archhistory.co.uk/