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Stephen & Ruth Adams <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 28 Nov 2000 23:26:13 -0500
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I'd like to second Leon Surette's remarks:  Yes, we ["we" being the University
of Western Ontario] have the set of EP's Poetry and Prose, which Columbia
apparently lacks.  But as the son of a librarian, I should point out that
large, expensive sets of this kind are not purchased automatically.  Someone
has to instigate the request, usually showing some reason why the purchase
will benefit the institution.

So get to it, Poundians.  Let's drum up some business for an invaluable
scholarly tool!

"Jonathan P. Gill" wrote:

> Ezra Pound's Poetry and Prose: Contributions to Periodicals is the
> multi-volume, facsimile, very expensive edition (Garland, 1991) of just
> about everything Pound ever published in periodical form.  I've found it
> invaluable--it has helped me to work much, much faster (no trekking to
> Italy to find those obscure Italian maritime journals) and much, much
> better.
> I'm surprised that such easy access to "primary" sources hasn't had more
> impact on Pound studies in the past few years.  How many of us out there
> use this resource?  How often?  As for me, Columbia doesn't have a copy
> (!) and it's prohibitively expensive, at about $100 per volume, to buy the
> whole set, or even parts.  So it's Interlibrary Loan...
> And thanks to Walt Litz, Lea Baechler, and James Longenbach for doing the
> work on P&P!
> Jonathan Gill
> Columbia University