[ilds] my time mainly

Denise Tart & David Green dtart at bigpond.net.au
Sat Jun 5 17:57:23 PDT 2010

Clearly Adam was the academic. When Eve tempted him with an apple, he fell for it, not seeing the true nature of the metaphor but thinking it was just a piece of fruit. As such he failed to evaluate the concept.


PS is it unethical to give a student 21 out of 20?

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Samantha Brune 
  To: Charles-Sligh at utc.edu ; ilds at lists.uvic.ca 
  Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 7:08 AM
  Subject: Re: [ilds] my time mainly

  When Adam delved and Eve spanned, who was then the academic?

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: Charles Sligh

    Sent: 06/04/10 01:55 AM

    To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca

    Subject: Re: [ilds] my time mainly

Godshalk, William (godshawl) wrote: > "Yes. Of course. The /Quartet/ occurs in the reader's time more than any > other 'time.'" writes Charles. > > My dear Charles, what do you mean? Do you mean that the Q exists only when read? Or does it occur mainly, mostly, when being read? > > Of course, I'm taking this out of context, but I think the sentence alone is intriguing. >    My dear Bill:  Glad to intrigue with you any old time. . . .  As a bibliographical artifact the /Quartet/ exists in a way we can and  do document.   Cloth, ink, paper, stitching, glue. . . .  But yes no story and no poetry and no meaning occur until the moment  when I open up the book and start reading, Bill opens up the book and  starts reading, &c.  And you and I make meaning out of the words in our  time reading.  Darley does not say anything or become anything without  us there to move him along.  And our re-readings are above all our  autobiography, the record of our own development as characters.  When the great thing that has been so long coming occurs and there are  no more humans left on earth, the /Quartet/ will then no longer exist as  a work of literature.   The book's molecules, however, will persist  quite contentedly--to paraphrase Tennyson's quip to the materialist  George Eliot. . . .  C&c.  --  ******************************************** Charles L. Sligh Assistant Professor Department of English University of Tennessee at Chattanooga charles-sligh at utc.edu ********************************************  _______________________________________________ ILDS mailing list ILDS at lists.uvic.ca https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ilds


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