[Milton-L] Re: Books, documents and texts

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Dec 13 11:22:47 EST 2004

> "Duran, Angelica" wrote:
> on the other hand, "meaning" that is external to or prior
> to language, as in much of contemporary writing that passes for
> "poetry" is not poetry either.

I don't understand this at all. And there is at least one serious
logical flaw in it: to contrast "poetry" and "writing that passes for
'poetry'" is to dissolve the difference between "good poetry" and "bad
poetry" into a mystic conception of "true poetry."


Keep the X in Xmas

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