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Tim Bray <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 08:16:21 -0700
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At 09:08 AM 01/08/01 -0400, Stephen van Beek wrote:

>I do believe nobody should read Pound who has not spent some serious time
>with Homer and Dante, at the very least.

I have trouble with that.  I find almost all of Homer to
be facile and irritating (most of his lead characters are
at the end of the day flaming assholes), and Dante puts me
to sleep.  Doesn't get in the Cantos' way.

Now if you'd said that a good grasp of the framework
of mythology and of medieval history really help, you'd be
on safer ground. -Tim