[Milton-L] She Resort + Ribbing

Mario A. DiCesare dicesare1 at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 7 11:57:14 EST 2010


Dear Marlene,

More than once I have been publicly rebuked, in the discussion after a 
paper, for favorably citing Empson. I am delighted to see someone as 
widely respected as John Leonard referring to him favorably -- or so it 
seems.

Cheers,

Mario




Marlene Edelstein wrote:
> Empson a crank!?! If I hadn't happened to read Seven Types of 
> Ambiguity when I was a sixth-former, mostly attracted by the title, 
> poetry, which has given my life so much meaning, would have been 
> closed to me.
>        Cranks for ever!!!!
>
>              cheerzM
>
> believe everything, believe nothing
>
> --- On *Thu, 7/1/10, John Leonard /<jleonard at uwo.ca>/* wrote:
>
>
>     From: John Leonard <jleonard at uwo.ca>
>     Subject: Re: [Milton-L] She Resort + Ribbing
>     To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>     Date: Thursday, 7 January, 2010, 16:38
>
>     Dear Dario,
>      
>     No need to excuse yourself!  On the contrary, the fact that you
>     see these things independently offers heartening support to those
>     of us (I hope the majority) who think that such patterns of
>     cross-reference really do exist in PL and that Empson (who has
>     sometimes been dismissed as a crank) is not merely imagining them.
>      
>     All best,
>      
>     John
>
>         ----- Original Message -----
>         *From:* Dario Rivarossa
>         </mc/compose?to=dario.rivarossa at gmail.com>
>         *To:* milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
>         </mc/compose?to=milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>         *Sent:* Thursday, January 07, 2010 10:25 AM
>         *Subject:* [Milton-L] She Resort + Ribbing
>
>         Dear Marlene and John
>
>         I thank you very much for your precious references. 
>         As an Italian, I am a self-made Milton scholar, so excuse me
>         when I "discover" things that are well knowm from the era ---
>         of Adam and Eve, in fact.
>
>         D
>
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