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Jeff Twitchell-Waas <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 15 Jul 1998 10:23:54 +0800
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Jacob Korg has already cited the information on Mary Cheadle's Confucius
book, which I primarily noticed from its mention in Books Received section
of Paideuma 26.2/3.
Robert Kern, Orientalism, Modernism, and the American Poem, Cambridge UP,
> From: Alexander Schmitz <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Venice, Yip
> Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 4:10 PM
> Jeff,
>   VERY interesting news. Cd you kindly give me ALL bibliographical data
of the CHEADLE and the
> KERN titles you mentioned? The more exact the better for me to order them
here in Germany.
>   Thanks!
> *************************
> Wayne,
>   you'll have seen Dan's correction of my spelling of the pensione. I
came there on an incredibly
> hot day in September 1967, just one year after having graduated from hi
school back home in
> West Berlin, and it was exactly as EP's German translatress Eva Hesse in
Munich and EP's
> grandson on Brunnenburg had predicted: around noontime he indeed used to
be at the pensione.
> And there they were, Olga talking with somebody on the phone, Ezra
standing there with his
> cane, piercing blue eyes, listening to me VERY closely... well, and then
they invited me to come
> over to the hidden nest in calle Querini for dinner, and thus I had the
chance to send about sechs,
> seven hours with them. One of my most precious experiences, of course. I
still wonder if I wd
> have had the courage to go right there if I'd been older than just 21
with all that "Sturm und
> Drang" in my head & heart...-
>   Schloss Brunnenburg, home of EP's daughter Mary de Rachewiltz, is close
to Meran, a beautiful
> city on the valley of the Adige [Etsch] in the Italian Tirol. It belongs
to Dorf Tirol, a small village
> looking down on Merano. I was there with Sizzo [i. e. Siegfried Walter,
EP's grandson] several
> times, but that is long ago, too. But it's a dream. If you have read
Mary's "Discretions" you wd
> have an idea of what is and what it was intended to be for her father on
his return from
> Washington in '58.
>   Mary de Rachewiltz
>   Via Ezra Pound
>   I-39019 Tirolo de Merano
>   Italy
> Yep: Just ask what you want to know about Venice. I'll try to answer
correctly. I guess you shd
> try to contact Massimo Bacigalupo in Italy for further help. I think he's
on this list, too. Have you
> ever seen the beautiful book by Contino and Ivancich, "Ezra Pound in
Italy. From the Pisan
> Cantos" [Rizzoli, New York 1978]. That might give you some impressions of
EP's life in Venice.
> And of course Hugh Kenner has travelled ALL the places, Pisa included. I
seem to remember that
> a good deal of that was put into his "Pound Era".
> Blessings,
> alex