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Richard Edwards <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 26 Oct 2000 09:59:12 GMT
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I can't quite work out how we got on to the subject of cooking, but now
we're there, I'm hungry for more.

Was Pound fond of food? I believe his eating habits at St Elizabeth's were
excentric: sweets and little stocks of biscuits etc. I seem to recall
reading that either he or Olga Rudge cooked deliciously simple meals in
Rapallo. In London he was fond of chop-houses and a T-bone crops up in the
Pisan Cantos. Food plays a part in the Circean and Ovidean parts of the
Cantos but that is not necessarily indicative of a personal predeliction as
it's there in the sources. We were recently informed or reminded on this
list of his tulip-eating antics.

I wonder whether anyone has anything more substantial to add to these

Richard Edwards

>From: Jacob Korg <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: - Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine
>    <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: cooking in a station of the metro
>Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 20:43:14 -0700
>Yes, let's not have any more errors. My version of "Metro" was from
>memory, and it would be best not to assume that "wet, black" went
>together.And the colon is certainly of prime importance.It has become a
>semicolon in The Collected Shorter Poems, which I think is another error.
>                                 Jacob Korg
>On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Jonathan P. Gill wrote:
> > As regards Pound and food:  there was a good paper on Pound and food by
> > one of our Franco-American colleagues at the conference in Brantome a
> > years back.
> >
> > As regards In a Station of the Metro:  Let's not introduce more errors,
> > least not by mistake!  There was a colon after "crowd" in the first
> > version, which you can see reprinted in facsimile in Poetry and
> > library also has bound volumes of Poetry (actually, they seem to be
> > versions of the originals reprinted for library use in the 1920s).
> >
> > Jonathan Gill
> > Columbia University
> >

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