[Milton-L] Fetishizing Greatness, was Re: Is Paradise Lost

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 23 23:28:09 EDT 2009


Jonny, concerning your reading of Jim's posts:
 

"And you being a wise a$$ about it is only showing your lack of knowledge about what poetry really is."
 
Jim's defense of Wittgenstein as a poet and the Tractatus as poetry has been entirely ironic. He quoted Wittgenstein's Tractatus as 'poetry' to demonstrate that it is not poetry.
 
In short, he was agreeing with you against Carrol. When you misunderstood him, he exaggerated his ironic defense of the Tractatus as poetry. I presume that he thought that you would catch on.
 
Jeffery Hodges
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