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Michael Coyle <[log in to unmask]>
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Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 19 Jul 1998 13:12:57 -0400
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There is a large, though recent and still growing, body of scholarship
on this general topic (i.e. EP and such "occult" matters as numerology).
See in particular Leon Surette's *The Birth of Modernism*, Demetres
Tryphonopoulos' *The Celestial Tradition : A Study Of Ezra Pound's The
Cantos*, or the volume Surette and Tryphonopoulos edited together --
*Literary Modernism And The Occult Tradition*, or, finally, Timothy
Materer's *Modernist Alchemy.* Together these volumes leave no doubt
that, as Simon asks, "Pound concerned himself with such things."
        > Simon DeDeo wrote:
        > > Pound would perhaps not have been as interested in
        > > such questions as, say, Yeats or, better, Khlebnikov;
        > > I've just finished an excellent essay by Perloff on
        > > the role of numerology in Modernism, and the question
        > > of translating from a "sacred" text seems to merge
        > > theory and praxis in interesting ways. Any evidence
        > > that Pound concerned himself with such things? Even
        > > with as free a translation as his Seafarer, it would
        > > be possible to retain some numerological properties
        > > of the original text, although, the Seafarer being a
        > > secular work, he probably wouldn't have bothered in
        > > that particular case.
        > >
        > > -- Simon DeDeo
        > >
        > > http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~sdedeo/localpapers.html
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        Dear Mr. De Deo,
        I am really scared of opening the attachements for the virus
        So could you excuse me this time?