On Mon, 27 Mar 2000, Richard Edwards wrote:
> Donald Davie in the later of his two books on Pound (1975) rather dismisses
> HSM and remarks rather cryptically that people who are interested in it tend
> to be emotionally thwarted types or words to that effect. I entirely
> disagree with him but I wonder who he could have had in mind?
I think he had in mind his own early misreading of HSM as a dramatic
monologue, which it isn't (Pelican Guide to English Lit), which he later tried
to redeem, only making matters worse. His misreading resulted in an
indefensible book by his protege, Jo Brantly Berryman.
Department of English
University of Western Ontario
London, Canada N6A-3K7
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