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Subject: Venice, Yip
From: Alexander Schmitz <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 09:09:00 +0100
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Hi, Tammaro,
  EP & Olga lived at the Calle Querini. Unfortunately I forget the number of the house, but you
cdn't miss it anyway. If you go there get a map of Venice and choose the Calle Querini close to La
Salute, the beautiful, white landmark church you wdn't miss either.. Just take a vaporetto to La
Salute, get off there, and ask the short way to the Calle Querini which, BTW, might lead you past
the Pensione Chi Chi where EP used to have his meals very often. The Chi Chi is just round the
corner. The Calle is a small and short street, and if I recall it right the house must be the 3rd or 4th
on the right. And then take the 5 to San Michele and see EP's grave with Guy Davenports design
of the letters on the small stone.
Yip's "Cathay" was pioneering work and thus still is a must, comparable to Espeys "Mauberley"
and Sullivan's "Propertius".
Maybe you might want to look into these:
1) L. S. Dembo, The Confucian Odes of EP. A Critical Appraisal. U of Cal. 1963 and/or Faber,
London 1963;
2) Wai-Lim Yip, Diffusion and Distances. Dialogues Between Chinese and Western Poetics. U of
Cal. 1993;
3) Zhaoming Qian, Orientalism and Modernism. The Legacy of China in Pound and Williams, and
4) John Driscoll, The China Cantos of EP, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Anglistica
Upsaliensia, Uppsala 1983;
5) John J. Nolde, Blossom From the East. The China Cantos of Ezra Pound. Nat. Poetry
Foundation, Orono, ME 1983;
6)  John Solt, "The Hooking of Distant Antennae: Ez Po & Kit-Kat", and Tony Lopez, "Sequential
Meaning in EP's Cathay", both in Richard Taylor/Claus Melchior, Ezra Pound and Europe,
Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA [Rodopi] 1993;
7) Sanehide Kodama (Ed.), EP & Japan. Letters & Essays, Redding Ridge [Black Swan Books]
1987, and if you happen to read German,
8) Monika Motsch, EP und China. Heidelberg [Carl Winter Universitdtsverlag] 1976.