It warms the cockles of my heart to know how deeply concerned you are for maintaining a close adherence to topicality Wei. And what you may or may not have read is of no concern to me--if you do not like my criticisms of you, as I said at the close of my post which you so carefully did not read, then find a new topic. Better still (since I know you'll never do that, just as I know you'll read this)then, that you not only do not read them but further, do not reply to them. It shall add greatly to your already substantial aura. M Deporres On Sat, 12 Aug 2000 04:42:24 GMT En Lin Wei <[log in to unmask]> wrote: When I reached the following part of the post, I decided it was not necessary to read any further. ". . .reminds me of a cocktail party I once attended at the Tate." I judged that what someone may or may not have observed at a cocktail party, no matter where it was, could be deemed irrelevant, and that it might be akin to gossip, or a highly subjective interpretation of events which have no bearing on the discussion of Ezra Pound.