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OT: White Goddess

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Monday, April 9, 2001, 0:09
I'm reading Robert Graves' _The White Goddess_ right now and I have to
ask, before I go crazy, as far as historical/anthropological/linguistic
"fact" is he on crack, or am I a dull uneducated unpoetic soul (always
possible :-p), or are there big gaping holes of logic?  I think I've
never seen the words "obviously" or "evidently" or "of course," etc. so
badly abused in all my life.  OTOH maybe I've been a math major too long,
and the *poetry* of the work is quite beautiful and fascinating.  But
what passes for logic in the book is just eluding me (especially the
word-connections, reconstructions, etc.).  Anyone?  Anyone meep?

YHL, unpoetic soul :-p


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