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Richard Edwards <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 30 Mar 2000 18:36:11 GMT
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Thanks very much for this reference, which I shall certainly follow up with
great interest.
I'd be interested in hearing some views on Hill's account of the poem.
Richard Edwards
>From: "s.j. adams" <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine
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>Subject: Re: Henry James in Canto 7
>Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 13:39:18 -0500
>On Tue, 28 Mar 2000, Richard Edwards wrote:
> > Many thanks for this. What is the title of the Berryman book? And why do
> > say it is indefensible?
> >
> > In asking you to be more specific I perhaps ought to be more specific
> > about the passage I referred to in case any other list member wishes to
> > follow it up. (Yesterday I did not have the book with me). It is on page
> > of Davie's book *Ezra Pound* (University of Chicago Press 1975) and it
> > like this:
> >
> > "But about this poem, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, it is best to be brief.
> > poem is, and has proved to be, the most accessible of Pound's longer
> > the one that it is easiest to start with. . . .
>Berryman's Book is called _Circe's Craft_ (with a subtitle).  My critique
>of both Davie and Berryman can be found in a Paideuma article, "Irony and
>Common Sense: The Genre of Mauberley" (Spring 1989), which surveys the
>critical history of the poem.  Basically, I attack Davie's assumption that
>the poem is written in a voice other than the poet's own--a misreading
>that has caused widespread confusion about how to read HSM.
>                                 Stephen Adams
>                                 Department of English
>                                 University of Western Ontario
>                                 London, Canada  N6A-3K7
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