EPOUND-L Archives

- Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine


Options: Use Forum View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Tom White <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
- Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 12 Jul 2004 20:25:04 -0500
text/plain (27 lines)
I suspect Blake was a little too "mystical" for Pound, that being another
word for cranky or uselessly obscure. Anyway I remember from somewhere a
crack of Pound's to the effect of: you can't expect much from people who
think rhyming in the vein: "Tiger Tiger catch 'em quick; all the little
lambs are sick," is great verse. Perhaps a bit unfair? EP did not put
anything of Blake's in the anthology "From Confucius to Cummings." Tom White

On 7/12/04 7:50 PM, "James McDougall" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The fragment of Canto CXVI contains the following line:
>        Disney against the metaphysicals,
> and Laforgue more than they thought in him,
> What does Pound mean? Does Pound ever talk about Disney in any other context?
> I'm also wondering about Blake. Pound somewhere calls the romantic "Dippy
> William." Does anyone know where this is from, or whether Pound discusses
> Blake with any seriousness?
> Thanks for your help.
> James