ChroniclesnA MAGAZINE Of jlMERItAN CUITUREnVol. 12, No. 4 April 1988nEditornThomas FlemingnManaging EditornMomcilo SelicnCopy EditornCynthia CalvertnPoetry EditornAndrei NavrozovnContributing EditorsnJohn W. Aldridge, Ronald Berman,nHarold O.J. Brown, Bryce Christensen,nOdie Faulk, Samuel Francis, Jane Greer,nDavid Kaufman, E. Christian Kopff,nJohn Shelton Reed, Joseph Schwartz,nGary Vasilash, Clyde WilsonnEditorial SecretarynLeann DobbsnPublishernRichard A. VaughannArt DirectornAnna Mycek-WodeckinProduction ManagernPatrick DoielnAssistant to the PublishernLaura BigginsnComposition ManagernAnita FedoranSubscription ManagernCarol BennettnA Publication ofnThe Rockford Institute:nAllan C. Carlson, PresidentnEditorial and Advertising Offices: 934nNorth Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103.nEditorial Phone: (815) 964-5054.nAdvertising Phone: (815) 964-5811.nSubscription Department: P.O. Box 800,nMount Morris, IL 61054.nU.S.A. Newsstand Distribution bynEastern News Distributors, Inc., 1130nCleveland Road, Sandusky, OH 44870.nCopyright © 1988 by The RockfordnInstitute. All rights reserved.nCHRONICLES (ISSN 0887-5731) isnpublished monthly for $21 per year bynThe Rockford Institute, 934 North MainnStreet, Rockford, IL 61103-7061.nSecond-class postage paid at Rockford, ILnand additional mailing offices.nPOSTMASTER: Send address changes tonCHRONICLES, P.O. Box 800, MountnMorris, IL 61054.nThe lews expressed in Chronicles are the authors’ alone and donnot necessarily reflect the ieus of The Rockford histitute or of itsndirectors.n21 CHRONICLESnCONTENTSnHOMAGE TO T.S. ELIOTnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnBeating around the Bush, lobotomy by the book,ndeconstructing de Man, and Soviet literary ramparts.nVIEWSnPERSPECTIVEnHomage to T.S. EliotnCan the wisdom of poetry be supplanted bynthe poetry of wisdom?nby Thomas FlemingnCeremonies in the CatacombsnThe recipient of the 1987 T.S. Eliot Award muses on the fatenof poetry in the 20th century.nby Octavio PaznOn ClaritynThe recipient of the 1987 Richard M. Weaver Award pitsnspeech terminology in a plea for rememberance of selfnby Josef PiepernThe Scandal in T.S. Eliot’s LifenWhy did an erudite poet become a Christian while tout lenmonde discussed the Revolution?nby James W. TuttletonnWho Was Vladimir Nabokov?nThe writer as a lepidopterist: searching for the right lens,nby Leon SteinmetznReinterpreting PhilosophynWhy living and dying well can never be a science,nby Thomas Molnarnnn10n12n14n17n20n