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Jacob Korg <[log in to unmask]>
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Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 09:55:04 -0800
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Dear Erin Templeton:
        Since you are facing the task of presenting Pound to
undergraduates, you might try a theme that may work him back into the
attention, if not the affection, of the current generation; note that EP
represents REAL DIVERSITY, that favorite mantra of the moment. He slides
from Renaissance Italy to Confucian China and back again, without missing
much in between. Of course, this is not what the diversity-merchants mean
at all, but it is what they ought to mean. Best wishes with your course.
On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Erin Templeton wrote:
> I'd add that the Froula gulde to ND's _Selected Poems_ is also helpful; I
> just wish she'd done more!  While I'm here, anyone know of an article or
> book that provides an overview of the Cantos--something that gives the "lay
> of the land"?  I am trying to put together a Pound overview presentation
> for non-modernist grad students, and I am looking for something between a
> Norton introduction and the highly specialized sources that would be a bit
> overwhelming.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Erin
> Erin E. Templeton
> Pennsylvania State University
> Department of English
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