File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_1998/phillitcrit.9806, message 7

Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 23:32:03 -0600
Subject: Re: PLC: Imagery

>Could anyone please enlighten me as to the meaning of solar imagery in

the sun, post Socrates, is standard for the "one" truth, the "one"
absolute, or as Socrates calls it, simply, the "one."

This is why Whitman won't get up to the sun's time, and Lawrence talks
about the "dark" sun behnd the sun.  Why Whitman says that there are
millions of suns left--it specifically denies absolute truth as set down by
the Greek idealist.

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