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Started by droqen, April 27, 2023, 08:42:40 AM
QuoteThe TraditionP164. . . the often-seen rule of incremental change, after T.S. Eliot. Contemporary poets' relationship to Tradition, the rule says, is one of obsequious yet competitive conformism. Literary change unfolds like evolution in nature, not as something the poet should, or actually can, consciously work for.
QuoteP164. . . the rule of incremental change is challenged by the facts of literary history . . . famous works by the venerable Old Masters . . . were often unpredictable breakaways. . .