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Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine <[log in to unmask]>
"Louis H. Silverstein" <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 08:21:39 -0700
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I too got garbage in the form of letters and symbols!  I thought about
complaining  but simply deleted.  My advice to all of you--just send URL's
when avaiable, send no attachments, and ask if and how people want to
receive things first.  A simple, straight forward policy.
Louis H. Silverstein
At 08:40 AM 8/19/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Well, I am still confounded by the unwillingness of those who asked
>for the play (and presumeably received it) to enter the fray with some
>intelligent comment about the play... though the point is well-made, and
>I apologise for NOT sending the URL, which I did not have when I
>first started sending the play out to those asking for it. I am new to
>the Net myself and didn't realise that the attachments were causing
>such problems. Apart from Alexander asking me to re-send, I never
>heard from anyone complaining that they could not open the attachment,
>so I obviously assumed (wrongly) that it worked. Once again, I apologise
>for this.  For those of you whose patience hasn't been worn so thin as
>to make any approach to this play anathema, you can read the complete
>text at my site...
>URL  http://mycomm.excite.com/mycomm/browse.asp?cid=129973
>There is also a play about Eisenstein, who was - I believe - the cinema's
>equivalent to Pound. Their ideas re: ideogrammatic method and montage
>are strikingly similar, though their temperaments are completely different.
>If Pound is the father of modern poetry, Eisenstein is the father of modern
>cinema... and both for exactly the same reasons. You will also find
>the work-in-progress, PAIDEUMA, at the same site and a selection
>of poems, SINGING THE SNAKE, which I wrote from my years of
>living among the Pintupi (an Aboriginal tribe) in Central Australia.
>Please let me know if the URL number doesn't work!!!
>Best regards
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Tim Romano <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 8:14 AM
>Subject: Re: the Stoneking Play
>> Different systems handle large files in different ways.
>> When I receive a very large file attached to an email message, the mail
>> on the *server* gets corrupted: a flag that needs to be reset is not reset
>> until the email is downloaded and deleted. Until I download and delete the
>> offending message, all of my email messages continue to appear as unread,
>> and over and over,  until I phone technical support. If they happen to be
>> busy, I must wait on hold for longer than it would take to read a short
>> one-act play.
>> I don't mind Billy Stoneking's attempts to promote his work on this list
>> long as it  relates to Pound, which it does) but would ask him to use the
>> etiquette followed worldwide for such lists as this: no attachments.  Send
>> the URL.
>> I began reading his play but had to set it aside because of other pressing
>> obligations. I'd reached the point where the young female psychiatrist
>> arrives.  Divertente, I thought, these skewed planes of consciousness. But
>> paideuma posting from last week gave me an excedrin headache. God, how I
>> that sort of prose!
>> Tim Romano
>> --Come my cantilations,
>> Let us dump our hatreds into one bunch and be done with them.
Louis H. Silverstein
Literary Anthropologist (specializing in H.D. and her circle as well as
things mysterious)
(e-mail: [log in to unmask])
"Books determine, have determined, will determine our lives, as readers and
writers, and for this, let us give thanks."  Lawrence Clark Powell.  BOOKS
WEST SOUTHWEST  (1957: 37)