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Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:06:41 +0000
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Hi Michael,
What do you mean by 'missing Cantos'? Massimo's edition of Canti  
postumi? or something else?

Quoting Michael Springate <[log in to unmask]> on Wed, 22 Jan  
2014 15:32:47 -0800:

> I was wondering how hard it is for people to find the missing Cantos. Are
> they generally available to anyone who wants them? Is the idea to make
> them available?
> I have a copy. Might they also be appropriate for the gathering of
> materials?
> Michael
> On 14.01.22 2:20 PM, "Jennifer Wilson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> If that happens we will have to form a club of "naive Idealists!"
>> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear Jennifer,
>>> So you believe in the library idea! I suppose the thirty books are
>>> poetry
>>> volumes and criticism - give me some time to organise shelf space and I
>>> will gladly take over what you have.
>>> The library idea came to me as I found myself suddenly at the center of
>>> this information and communication hub. I realised in time that this was
>>> what I wanted to create within the society. The meaning, or the goal of
>>> my
>>> presidency if you will.
>>> I just hope that I don't end up talking to myself. If people do not
>>> spring
>>> into action somehow, I will just remain a naive idealist, nothing more!
>>> With all my best,
>>> Roxana
>>> Quoting Jennifer Wilson <[log in to unmask]> on Tue, 21 Jan 2014
>>> 17:08:25
>>> -0800:
>>>  Hi Roxana,
>>>> As a non-academic in your midst, I must say that I'm very impressed
>>>> with
>>>> both your ambition and your resourcefulness. Wow.
>>>> When I started the Ezra Pound Association I became a collector of all
>>>> things Poundian and now have quite a library. It's clear that the
>>>> birthplace will never be a study source, so I've just been hanging on
>>>> to
>>>> them, wondering where they will eventually end up. Should you folk ever
>>>> decide on a semi-permanent location with book shelf potential, please
>>>> consider accepting this collection as a gift, shipping included. I
>>>> don't
>>>> even have an estimate on number of volumes, much less a list, but I'm
>>>> guesstimating about thirty, perhaps more. In the mean time, I'll keep
>>>> looking for and collecting.
>>>> My very best,
>>>> Jennifer Wilson
>>>> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>  Dear Poundians,
>>>>> Now that mid-January is already behind us, it is maybe time to think
>>>>> about
>>>>> our new article award.
>>>>> Regarding published articles, we have a strange situation. 2012 seems
>>>>> to
>>>>> have been a flourishing year for Pound scholarship. The MLA
>>>>> bibliography
>>>>> showed 10 articles published in various journals, plus the volume 39
>>>>> of
>>>>> Paideuma, which had a strong Pound presence. See the link to the
>>>>> article
>>>>> list, which I have attached through dropbox here:
>>>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/2q3e2lcslc1gdkk/Articles%20in%
>>>>> 20Pound%20studies%202012-2013.doc
>>>>> By contrast, 2013 is peculiarly poor ? I have found just three
>>>>> articles.
>>>>> Now this of course can occur because a number of them may not have
>>>>> trickled
>>>>> down into the databases yet.
>>>>> A number of these articles are freely available online. That is
>>>>> especially
>>>>> fortunate ? some articles are literally in the palm of our hand.
>>>>> To this list we have to add two article collections:
>>>>> Coyle, Michael and Steven Yao, eds. Ezra Pound and Education. Orono:
>>>>> National Poetry Foundation, 2012.
>>>>> and
>>>>> Pratt, William and Caterina Ricciardi, eds. Roma/Amor. Ezra Pound Rome
>>>>> and
>>>>> Love. NY: AMS, 2013.
>>>>> Unfortunately I have seen neither of these collections and I would be
>>>>> very
>>>>> grateful if some of you felt generous enough to let the society have a
>>>>> copy.  I mean by that of course let ME have a copy so that I can pass
>>>>> it
>>>>> on
>>>>> to reviewers and/or keep for reference.
>>>>> I think it would be a good idea if the society had a Pound library of
>>>>> its
>>>>> own. At first, this could be located in my office, but then I could
>>>>> hand
>>>>> it
>>>>> over to my successor. The idea being that whenever some of us can?t
>>>>> locate
>>>>> a material s/he could write to the society for help.
>>>>> But even if the library idea does not materialize, it would be good to
>>>>> have these collections for promotion in our newsletter and for
>>>>> consideration for our award, hence my appeal to you for a copy of
>>>>> these
>>>>> volumes.
>>>>> Until now I have received one nomination:
>>>>> Golding, Alan. ?From Pound to Olson: The Avant-Gardist as Pedagogue.?
>>>>> Ezra
>>>>> Pound and Education. Ed. Michael Coyle and Steven Yao. National Poetry
>>>>> Foundation, 2012. 183-210.
>>>>> I would like to receive two more nominations so that the committee and
>>>>> the
>>>>> peer reviewers can have a real debate.
>>>>> Let us establish mid-February as a sort of deadline for the final
>>>>> announcements of nominations, so that you have three weeks to look at
>>>>> the
>>>>> articles and recommend the ones you like best. If two or more people
>>>>> nominate the same article, so much the better.
>>>>> For those of you who may have difficulties procuring articles of
>>>>> interest,
>>>>> drop me an email, I have them all and can easily send you the pdfs.
>>>>> It is very possible I may have overlooked an article or a collection.
>>>>> Please let me know if this is the case. We do need a complete picture
>>>>> and I
>>>>> would be all too glad to update the list. Besides, just three articles
>>>>> last
>>>>> year seems a bit suspicious to me.
>>>>> I am curious to know what you think of these articles and look
>>>>> forward to
>>>>> your input on them. Happy reading!
>>>>> With all my best,
>>>>> Roxana
>>>>> --
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>>>>> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
>>> --
>>> The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
>>> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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