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Carrol’s caution is wise.
Makes me trim a poem I quoted.
Thanks.
CR

On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 12:38 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The only possible exception, perhaps, was this piece in INVENTIONS OF THE
> MATCH HARE:
>
> *He said: this universe is very clever*
>
> He said: it is a geometric net
> And in the middle, like a syphilitic spider
> The Absolute sits waiting, till we get
> All tangled up and end ourselves inside her.
>
> But then I explained it to myself as Eliot’s perception of Evil, as well
> as Good, as a compact part of the Absolute.
>
> Ha ha!
>
> CR
> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 11:44 AM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> PS - Since I haven’t read the article here, I don’t know if it takes up
>> the point about ‘doubt.’
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 11:33 AM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> While I wholly subscribe to the thesis here, I for one, in my reading of
>>> Eliot’s work, early or late, haven’t  found ‘doubt’ as an aspect of Eliot’s
>>> faith in the Biblical lore. Notwithstanding Eliot’s own profession of
>>> ‘doubt’ as an essential aspect of faith. I may quote from his work, as I
>>> have always done at this list, to illustrate my point. Wish anyone could
>>> quote from Eliot’s work to prove me wrong. Well, if a ‘fallen’ soul
>>> succumbs to temptations of desire, or is caught between a struggle between
>>> the physical and the spiritual, is another matter. It does not tentamount
>>> to a denial or rejection of faith.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> CR
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 10:33 AM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Project MUSE - The Sacramental Dada of TS Eliot
>>>> Sean Cotter
>>>> The Comparatist
>>>> Volume 26, May 2002, pp. 69-82
>>>> UNC Press
>>>>
>>>> “I will argue that we are mourning a false sense of rupture. We know
>>>> from his Harvard notebooks (Gordon 537-8) and from poems such as "The Love
>>>> Song of St. Sebastian" that Eliot wrestled with Christian belief throughout
>>>> his life, and 1927 marks his public avowal of this commitment. Eliot's
>>>> statement of belief does not, however, mark his withdrawal from the
>>>> avant-garde.”
>>>>
>>>> https://muse.jhu.edu/article/414736/pdf
>>>>
>>>> CR
>>>
>>>