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antje pfannkuchen <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 15 Sep 1999 12:47:05 +0200
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Of this Pound/Barry correspondence is there any more published than in the
Letters (ed. by Paige)? There I couldn't find anything useful to me.
>Pound's correspondence with Iris Barry may cast some light on this.
>Cheers, Louis
>At 06:47 PM 9/14/99 +0200, you wrote:
>>Dear listmembers,
>>here's another female studying Pound.
>>As I noticed by now there seem to be several people on this list who used
>>to know Pound personally. What I am extremely interested in is Pound's
>>sources for his scientific knowledge. I was up to now unable to find any
>>written reference of his about what books he was reading, or with whom he
>>was talking. I'm especially concerned with the early years up to about
>>1920. He used examples and metaphors out of mathematics and physics in so
>>many of his texts, but never gives a hint where he got it from. It must
>>have been "in the air" at that time, but I'd still love to know a little
>>more about his way of studying and his sources. Probably there's no one on
>>this list who knew him then, but did he later read real "hardcore science"
>>literature? Or at least popular versions of the up-to-date-theories besides
>>Allen Upward who seems to have known less than Pound? What about his
>>pseudonym Helmholtz that he used in 1914? Do you suspect he ever read
>>Hermann von H.?
>>Antje Pfannkuchen