Following is the date of the Washington Post article. It can be found
at the archive section of wshingtonpost.com web site, but it does cost a
few dollars to retrieve. I'm sure it could also be found in the
microfilm versions of The Washington Post which are available at most
Fighting Words; Ezra Pound Was a Great Poet. Ted Pierce Thinks He Was an
The Washington Post, 05/03/1997, 2679 words.
Pound. Ole Ez. In the fall of 1921, in Paris, he took a long, complex
poem about postwar disillusionment by a sickly London bank clerk named
Eliot, ripped and tore away at it, cut it from about 800 ...
Robert Kibler wrote:
> In that Washington Post intgerview of a couple years ago, Pierce--who had no sympathy for the likes of Pound--mentioned that he was writing a play concerning his arrest or detention of pound. Check the Post archives for the article. The guy lives in Virginia, I think, near DC. He is old, and in ill health, so catch him fast, I think, if you want to get ahold of him.
> "This world is but a single dewdrop, set
> trembling upon a stem ; and yet . . . and yet . . ."
> from "The Autumn Cricket,"
> 17th cent. Japanese Noh play
> Robert E. Kibler, Ph.D.
> Department of Communication Arts
> Valley City State University
> Valley City, North Dakota
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> >>> Timothy P Redman <[log in to unmask]> 03/14 9:47 AM >>>
> Ted Pierce was interviewed for the NPR segment on Pound's arrest some
> years back -- May of 1995, I believe. He has also been featured in a
> story in the Washington Post of a couple years back. I was
> interviewed both for the NPR spot and for the Post story.
> I know nothing of any screenplay.
> Tim Redman
> On Thu, 11 Mar 1999 15:55:41 -0500 Patricia Cockram
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Can anyone tell me anything about Ted Pierce, who apparently claims to have
> > arrested Pound in Genoa while he was "fleeing" in a jeep? According to the
> > _Washington Post_, he has apparently written a screenplay for a film to be
> > titled something like "Ezra Pound: Unpunished Traitor." (I don't have the
> > Washington Post date -- I'm quoting from an article about it in an Italian
> > newspaper).
> > Thanks,
> > Patricia
> Tim Redman
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