Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Reading T.S. Eliot

"Does the culture of 'The Waste Land' lead to freedom—or something more?" asks The American Conservative's Daniel McCarthy — Modernism & Conservatism.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Josh: Many years ago, when I first came across your old blog, I found it uncanny that you would often post things that somehow literally touched upon things I was also reading or thinking or otherwise involved in. Whether it was your own original work, or a link to something - and very often music - it kind'a freaked me out!

That's why I started raising pints and toasting cheers when we were on the same page.

This post is another example of the above.

Over the past month I've read a few books by Irving Babbitt and am now currently reading Russell Kirk (both mentioned in the linked article). Of course, Elliot pops up frequently in Kirk's writings, and the two were good friends.

Ever since I was a kid I enjoyed Elliot - long before I knew what "modernity" was. Reading Kirk's take on Elliot makes me appreciate both men even more.

And the fact you uploaded this post on Elliot leads me to raise a pint - yet again.

Cheers.

(I owe you half a brewery by now).

September 25, 2012 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Thanks!

September 27, 2012 at 2:55 AM  

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