Silly Man

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison September 25, 2007 at 11:41 pm .

    One of these days I may post some comments on Eigner’s work—maybe after his Collected becomes available. Of course, I would have to deal with the question of "poems unworthy of quotation or analysis"; I don’t believe that Eigner is the only poet in history to produce nothing but excellent work. He wrote some weak poems—and a few pieces, like the one Silliman quoted, which are not poems at all, in

  2. Curtis Faville
    Curtis Faville September 21, 2007 at 3:02 pm .

    Dear Mr. Hutchison:<BR/><BR/>I won’t try to defend what doesn’t need defending, whereas you haven’t attempted to defend someone whom you implied did need it. <BR/><BR/>Eigner is good enough that he will survive weak recommendations. My take on Ron’s post is that it was a casual, fairly thin entry.* He had time to quote a single, simple poem, and to express his appreciation for it on a

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison September 19, 2007 at 9:39 pm .

    Oh! And there’s the note on Silliman’s blog (his the first link under my "Links" list). I must assume this means he is "Anonymous," and that he finds his own Eigner rumination indefensible.

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison September 19, 2007 at 3:44 pm .

    I love visits from the Bad Pun Police! Undercover, yet. But "Anonymous" has nothing to say about the substance of my post, which must mean he/she is unwilling — more likely unable — to take up the cudgle in defense of Silliman’s fantasia on this particular jotting by Eigner. I wonder why.

  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous September 19, 2007 at 1:35 pm .

    & this little bit of unimaginative name-calling will I’m sure redound greatly to L.E.’s reputation and readership. Thanks for nothing, as the feller sez.

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