I have been teaching at the college level for eight years, and I know
very few undergraduates who know about the Cantos. Even professors shy
away from teaching them.
When you get the Canto-bug, it gets pretty serious, I think.
Hermetic, we are!
But it's good, it's good! Really it is. (Maybe)
Tim Bray wrote:
> At 02:22 PM 31/07/01 -0500, Carrol Cox wrote:
> >... when I was first reading the Cantos practically alone
> >back in the late '50s.
> Which raises a question in the mind of this non-scholar, the
> answer to which may be at the mental fingertips of the titans
> of erudition on-list: how popular is this stuff anyhow?
> Did ND ever say how many copies of various Canto collections
> they've shipped over the years? I guess not counting the
> ones that are compulsory undergrad fare. [Er, I did math,
> I'm assuming that English undergrads are exposed to Cantos?]
> Put another way: just exactly how hermetic and weird are we
> all, anyhow? -Tim