a veil of words

a veil of words - Ulysees on the ground that the ‘great...

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It is the poet who must work at the image until image and meaning can no longer be separated (79). To say exactly what one means, even to one’s own private satisfaction, is difficult (79). Unlike communicating foreign language which depends on more than words, “For the poet, there are words and there are words only(80).” When Virginia Woolf objected to the
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Unformatted text preview: Ulysees on the ground that the ‘great artwork shouldn’t be woring,’ Woolf was, I think, objecting to the schoolboy scrum of codes and jokes and back-handers, at once self-advertising and self-obscuring (82). Woolf is difficult. Eliot is difficult. A poet’s method, because it works towards exactness, is exacting on the reader (82)....
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