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Riassunto: During the height of his own literary acclaim, Ezra Pound became notorious for supporting Mussolini, openly criticizing Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the war, and launching anti-Semitic tirades. Until now the depth and breadth of his many virulent views could only be imagined. "I Cease Not to Yowl" provides the most comprehensive and sustained record to date of Ezra Pound's pro-Fascist activities and involvement. This never-before-published correspondence began in 1937 and continued throughout Pound's incarceration at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was committed when he was found mentally unfit to stand trial for treason. The Pound-Agresti correspondence is a moving document, providing direct insight into Pound's recurring preoccupations, views, and opinions. These letters help dispel the view that Pound's fascism and anti-Semitism were anomalous and short-lived and that his Rome Radio ravings constituted mere rhetorical excesses of a mind under enormous pressure. On the contrary, Pound's correspondence with one who shared his pro-Fascist, pro-Axis, anti-Allies sentiments (though not his anti-Semitism or his impatience with the teachings of the Catholic church) establishes beyond doubt the permanence of his political and racial views.
From Library Journal:
Ezra Pound was one of the giants of modernism. While his literary output has often been the focus of attention, the private Pound has not always been easy to study. Now two collections of previously unpublished letters throw new light on his not-so-pleasant personal life. The letters to his wife were written while Pound was incarcerated for treason near Pisa at the end of World War II. Allowed to write only to her, Pound chronicled a difficult period, revealing the depth of their relationship as well as the harsh conditions he endured, including confinement to a cage for several weeks. In addition to these previously unpublished letters, the editors have included military and FBI documents, previously unpublished photographs, and coverage of Pound's return to the United States and his placement in a federal mental institution. Pound's correspondence with Olivia Rossetti Agresti, written between 1937 and 1959, reveals much about his prejudices and outright hatreds. His targets included the United States, Great Britain, the Catholic Church, Jews, and Marxists. As this book shows, the period following World War II was one of the most productive for him: "The Pisan Cantos" was critically received, and he translated Confucius and wrote "Rock Drill" and "Throne" during this period. The editors hope Pound will not be totally condemned for his offensive views. Taken together, these volumes contribute a sometimes disturbing but necessary look at a complicated literary genius and allow readers to evaluate his darker side. Recommended for literary collections.?Ronald Ray Ratliff, Chapman H.S. Lib., KS
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Titolo: I Cease Not to Yowl: Ezra Pound's Letters to...
Casa editrice: University of Illinois Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Printing. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP62441603
Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Printing. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88791802
Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0252024109
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802520241084.0
Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st Printing. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0252024109
Descrizione libro Univ of Illinois Press, 1998. Condizione libro: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 84706
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97802520241081.0
Descrizione libro University of Illinois Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110252024109