Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent" is quite apropos vis-a-vis Pound's "Make it new."
It was a plea to renew Tradition and reclaim it to address current issues. The Waste Land does that.
On Sunday, August 2, 2015, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]
On 8/2/2015 9:50 AM, Carrol Cox wrote:
Pound's "Mak it new" was a _rejection_ of "new" knowledge. The "it" (essential elements of "civilization") is old but must be made to fit the current world: it must be _made_ new because, while crucial, is _not_ new but lies rusted & forgotten among the detritus of hhstory.
Yes, or as he more compactly explained, "Poetry is news that stays news."
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