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"Robert E. Kibler" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 28 Jan 1998 22:21:50 -0500
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On Wed, 28 Jan 1998 21:31:40 -0500 wrote...
At about aged 20 I read his selected poems without knowing who he was.  Later,
when i mentioned his name to someone as a good poet, I was shunned.  did not
know why.  Became interested.  Found out that Pound and I shared interests in
classical antiquity, the middle ages, and Chinese philosophy and culture.
Further, I had read the American historian John Ridpath's eleven volume
encyclopedic set entitled "The History of the World,"(pub 1896, took me two
years) before going to college, so was, as I see it, first schooled outside of
the academy that Pound so heavily criticized. Another draw.
how did everyone become interested in pound?
>my love of poetry eventually (and i'd think quite naturally) led me to him
>at a young age (as i have already refered to).
>just interested.
>        There are no hierarchies, no infinite, no such many as mass,
>        there are only
>        eyes in all heads
>        to be looked out of
>                             -charles olson, from "letter 6" (of the maximus
>                                 poems)
Robert E. Kibler
Department of English
University of Minnesota
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