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Authorship
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0902.  Tuesday, 8 November 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Victor Gallerano <
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        Date:   Monday, 7 Nov 1994 09:07:54 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: authorship
 
(2)     From:   E. L. Epstein <epstein@QCVAXA.BITNET>
        Date:   Monday, 07 Nov 1994 09:12:12 EDT
        Subj:   RE: SHK 5.0898  Authorship
 
 
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From:           Victor Gallerano <
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Date:           Monday, 7 Nov 1994 09:07:54 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Re: authorship
 
On the issue of Stratford vs. Oxford I begrudge no one his or her hobby horse:
de gustibus non disputandam est.  But the recent exchange has put me in mind of
a story told of Ezra Pound.  At the age of 84 old Wuz wuz given an apparently
breathless, grad-student version of Millman Parry's oral-formula explanation
for Homer's epics.
 
"Very interesting,"  sez old Wuz, "but it don't tell you why Homer is so much
better than everybody else."  Mutatis mutandis...well, you can figure it out.
To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, "Historicism makes cowards of us all."
 
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From:           E. L. Epstein <epstein@QCVAXA.BITNET>
Date:           Monday, 07 Nov 1994 09:12:12 EDT
Subject: 5.0898  Authorship
Comment:        RE: SHK 5.0898  Authorship
 
Thank you David kathman for your courteous reply. And I though I was joking!
Now I do not need to read the Ogburns, or anyone else for that matter. Thank
you again! E.L.Epstein
 

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