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In Defense of Ignorance.

In Defense of Ignorance. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Some time ago I was inpressed by a critique Karl Shapiro wrote of the poems and the influence of T. S. Eliot. Perhaps I was pleased by what he said since it conformed so thoroughly to my own prejudices. I have long held the heretical view that despite certain notable exceptions Eliot's poems were vastly over-rated, for he had suffered the morbid effects of that occupational hazard of expatriots, becoming an expert at a distance and, reversing the order of nature, becoming mellow before ripening. Anyhow, I expressed to Karl Shapiro my pleasure at his work. He sent me a copy of his first collection of essays entitled "In Defense of Ignorance." This book is full of all kinds of choice bits which I believe any intelligent adult could get much pleasure from whether he has any feelings about poetry or not. Of course, it would be better if he http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

In Defense of Ignorance.

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 106 (5) – Nov 1, 1960

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1960 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1960.03820050158031
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Some time ago I was inpressed by a critique Karl Shapiro wrote of the poems and the influence of T. S. Eliot. Perhaps I was pleased by what he said since it conformed so thoroughly to my own prejudices. I have long held the heretical view that despite certain notable exceptions Eliot's poems were vastly over-rated, for he had suffered the morbid effects of that occupational hazard of expatriots, becoming an expert at a distance and, reversing the order of nature, becoming mellow before ripening. Anyhow, I expressed to Karl Shapiro my pleasure at his work. He sent me a copy of his first collection of essays entitled "In Defense of Ignorance." This book is full of all kinds of choice bits which I believe any intelligent adult could get much pleasure from whether he has any feelings about poetry or not. Of course, it would be better if he

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1960

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