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P. S. Why do I rather doubt that Elon Musk has read the Dante and/or
Tennyson poems and the long section of the poem in the Facsimile or the
letters between Eliot and Pound--and meant to invoke them?

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 11:43 AM, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> This is the first commentary I saw.  The remarks are all sort of
> speculative and subjective. But it is interesting that it has made so much
> discussion. Nancy
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>  https://slate.com/business/2018/08/elon-musk-tweets-t-s-eli
> ots-the-waste-land-but-why.html
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> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:50 AM, Rick Parker <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> On Sat, 25 Aug 2018 22:44:37 -0400, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >Out of Time
>> >By Kevin D. Williamson
>> >NATIONAL REVIEW
>> >August 23, 2018
>> >https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/elon-musk-seeks-sola
>> ce-in-ts-eliot-poetry/
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>> Sorry CR I have not yet read the article. My desktop system is
>> desperately in need of an upgrade as my browser is incapable of displaying
>> more and more webpages and I can't get a new browser without upgrading the
>> OS and [long story omitted.]
>>
>> I had submitted a different Musk/Phelbas webpage a few days ago but it
>> didn't take because due to some glitch I got unsubscribed from the TSE list
>> and early attempts to rectify the problem were unsuccessful. I should be
>> fine now. And here, from a notes log I entered it into, is what I tried to
>> send:
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>> Added: Wed Aug 22 12:09:12 EDT 2018
>> Date: 20180822120912
>>
>> First a bit of background. Iain Banks wrote fiction. When he wrote
>> science fiction the books bore the name Iain M. Banks instead. Iain M.
>> Banks wrote a series of science fiction books, the Culture series, about an
>> interstellar civilization. The first book in the series was titled
>> "Consider Phlebas" and a later one "Look to Windward" where the names
>> obviously refer to Part 4 of Eliot's "The Waste Land." Elon Musk of Tesla,
>> SpaceX and the Boring Project is a fan of Banks; he named two of his
>> spacecraft after ships in the Culture series. Yesterday (8/21) Musk tweeted
>> "Read Eliot’s notes on The Waste Land https://t.co/2SSsHiJmiO
>> pic.twitter.com/uToAi4kBi1"
>>
>> Now there are a number of pages out on the web trying to explain what he
>> means. One on the Breitbart website I consider to be worth your time to
>> read (although the publisher and page title might put you off.)
>>
>> https://www.breitbart.com/economics/2018/08/21/deathbywater/
>> Understanding Elon Musk’s Tweet Quoting T.S. Eliot’s ‘Death by Water’
>> Elon Musk returned to Twitter Tuesday with a command and poetry.
>> By John Carney
>> 21 Aug 2018
>>
>> Regards,
>>    Rick Parker
>>
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