Talk:A Masque of Reason

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Criticism Section[edit]

Though I will admit that all I know of James E. Hartley comes from googling his name and school, I believe that his "criticism" is baseless, considering he is neither a major critic nor academic of American Literature. The "article" that is referenced is simply a personal blog that he wrote, where he briefly writes about this work. I will remove this section from the article. (talk) 08:59, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

I curiously came back to this page to see if my edit had stuck, and I have been disappointed. On the Wikipedia:Verifiability page, under the heading "Sources that are usually not reliable" and the sub-heading "Self-published sources", it states
"Anyone can create a personal web page or pay to have a book published, and then claim to be an expert in a certain field. For that reason, self-published media, such as books, patents, newsletters, personal websites, open wikis, personal or group blogs, Internet forum postings, and tweets, are largely not acceptable as sources."
And goes on to state:
"Take care when using such sources: if the information in question is really worth reporting, someone else will probably have done so."
The article referenced for the criticism section is clearly a personal blog stating a personal opinion about this work. If this were the widespread view of this work, it would be published in a more accredited format, which could then be referenced, but, this is not the case. I will again remove this section. (talk) 09:25, 12 July 2012 (UTC)


It seems to me that the Wikipedia article does not take seriously the profound comment introduced by Frost in "Masque" regarding the nature of God, not as a being bound by human understandings of justice and judgment according to legal and ritualistic codes (ala the Deuteronomist. God is liberated by Job's suffering. What is known about how and when Frost was attracted to such a theme? Kargelert (talk) 13:08, 5 September 2008 (UTC)