[Milton-L] Fwd: The Common Good??

Matthew Jordan matthewjorda at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 20:25:32 EDT 2014


I'm just off to bed, but the phrase "patient of interpretation" (as a
description of the classic's capacity for pluralization) comes to mind.
I'll have a bit more of a think tomorrow...

Best

Matt

On 6 October 2014 01:12, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu> wrote:

> Sorry, Matt.  I was hardly clear.  I was just wondering if you had any
> zinger quotations from Kermode's book, as I would not have the time to be
> able to read it any time soon.
>
> On the other hand, I probably _will_ now remember to read it, so if you
> are similarly strapped for time, even what you've said has served.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jameela Lares
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> milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] on behalf of Matthew Jordan [
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> Sorry, Jameela: from whom, and concerning what, exactly?? The idea of the
> classic as always somehow contemporary?? (Or, as I think Kermode has it,
> "enduring," which may well be via Benjamin, in which case it has
> connotations of "patient suffering," of undergoing some kind of
> ordeal....)...??
>
> On 5 October 2014 23:03, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu<mailto:
> jameela.lares at usm.edu>> wrote:
> Thanks, Matt.  If you have any representative quotations. . . .
>
> Jameela Lares
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> The University of Southern Mississippi
> 118 College Drive, #5037
> Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
> 601 266-4319 ofc
> 601 266-5757 fax
> ________________________________________
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> milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu> [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu
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>
> Jameela, the interesting notion you float sounds very much like what is
> perhaps the central idea of Frank Kermode's The Classic. I take it he
> counts (as a Miltonist, that is).
>
> Best
>
> Matt
>
> On 4 October 2014 21:06, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu<mailto:
> jameela.lares at usm.edu><mailto:jameela.lares at usm.edu<mailto:
> jameela.lares at usm.edu>>> wrote:
> That comment is certainly in the ballpark, Richard.  Thanks.
>
> Jameela Lares
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> 118 College Drive, #5037
> Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
> 601 266-4319 ofc
> 601 266-5757 fax
> ________________________________________
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> milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu><mailto:
> milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu<mailto:
> milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu>> [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu
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> Pound said:  Poetry is news that stays news.
>
> And by that, of course, he meant great poetry.
>
>
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> Carter,
>
> You make me wonder if the definition of a classic work of literature
> should include the notion that it is always somehow current, but I imagine
> that this has been said, and even said by Miltonists.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jameela Lares
> Professor of English
> The University of Southern Mississippi
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