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akiyoshi miyake <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 29 Jan 1998 18:23:55 +0900
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To Leon,
Thank you for your informative response, which is very helpful to me.
lsurette>What connectiion if any
lsurette>do you, Akiyoshi, have with my friend, Akiko Myake?
Akiko is a close friend of mine, not a relative to me, though our last
name is the same. I respect her as the author of _EP and M of L_, and as
a leading Japanese Poundian. She has been living in Kobe, and I called
her and asked her if she was OK when that big earthquake broke out in
Kobe three years ago. Happily enough, her house was strong and she
survived it with no damage.
lsurette> Indeed, he may never have read the book himself, but merely relied on
lsurette>verbal reports from Drummond.
I see. Thank you for the information.
lsurette> However, I have very good information about the provenance of his
lsurette>anti-Semitic attitudes, and they are exhaustively documented in a book now
lsurette>under consideration.
Wonderful. I am looking forward to it. I believe myself one of good
readers of your books.
lsurette> Of course, Miyake operates from the same a priori presumptions in
lsurette>his (her?) assertion that Pound would have rejected Webster's book as "a
lsurette>mere ridiculous fantasy" if he had read it.
I did not mean that. I believed that the book by Webster was ridiculous
but dangerous but that Pound read it with interest. But the point was
dating. It seemed strange to me that he read it with interest in 1940,
when National Socialism was fatally cruel to Jews.As you know, the book
includes a chapter where she asserts that Pan-Germanic Movement is one
of the instruments with which Jews are planning to conquer the world,
which is contradictory to the German policies in 1940, and I believe
that Pound would have known better---even though I agree with you in that
"he did read several such ridiculous fantasies without rejecting them".
On the other hand, I think the book would have attracted the poet, if he
had read it early in 1930s. I believe my presumption is, at least, not a
But it is OK. It is meaningless now that I have that information from
Let me thank you again.
akiyoshi miyake
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