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Dirk Johnson <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 28 Jul 2004 09:10:55 -0700
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Better be careful about casting aspersions on the American  publishing
establishment.  Robert Frost might get mad at you.


Wayne Pounds wrote:

>I have seen no reference on this list to the recent (June 4)
>review in the TLS of three new volumes of EP's poetry:
>Richard Sieburth's edition of <Poems and Translations>
>(Library of America), the same editor's <The Pisan Cantos>
>(New Directions), and Massimo Bacigalupo's selection of
>passages that didn't get into the published Cantos,  <Canti
>Postumi> (Milan: Mondadori).
>The review is written for the TLS general, but the fact that
>this three-page review of new books <by> Pound exists is
>surely worth noting.
>The reviewer finds that Sieburn's <Poems and
>translations>, "whatever its demerits" (already
>enumerated on this list), is the first edition of P's work
>with any claim to completeness"; that Sieburn has done "a
>strikingly good job" annotating the PC; and that <Canti
>Postumi> is "the most surprising of the books under review"
>and one that casts shame on the Anglo-American literary
>publishing establishment: imagine, leaving P's Canto
>notebooks for the Italians to publish!
>Wayne Pounds
>Aoyama Gakuin U.