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Alexander Schmitz <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 14 Jul 1998 09:10:00 +0100
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  VERY interesting news. Cd you kindly give me ALL bibliographical data of the CHEADLE and the
KERN titles you mentioned? The more exact the better for me to order them here in Germany.
  you'll have seen Dan's correction of my spelling of the pensione. I came there on an incredibly
hot day in September 1967, just one year after having graduated from hi school back home in
West Berlin, and it was exactly as EP's German translatress Eva Hesse in Munich and EP's
grandson on Brunnenburg had predicted: around noontime he indeed used to be at the pensione.
And there they were, Olga talking with somebody on the phone, Ezra standing there with his
cane, piercing blue eyes, listening to me VERY closely... well, and then they invited me to come
over to the hidden nest in calle Querini for dinner, and thus I had the chance to send about sechs,
seven hours with them. One of my most precious experiences, of course. I still wonder if I wd
have had the courage to go right there if I'd been older than just 21 with all that "Sturm und
Drang" in my head & heart...-
  Schloss Brunnenburg, home of EP's daughter Mary de Rachewiltz, is close to Meran, a beautiful
city on the valley of the Adige [Etsch] in the Italian Tirol. It belongs to Dorf Tirol, a small village
looking down on Merano. I was there with Sizzo [i. e. Siegfried Walter, EP's grandson] several
times, but that is long ago, too. But it's a dream. If you have read Mary's "Discretions" you wd
have an idea of what is and what it was intended to be for her father on his return from
Washington in '58.
  Mary de Rachewiltz
  Via Ezra Pound
  I-39019 Tirolo de Merano
Yep: Just ask what you want to know about Venice. I'll try to answer correctly. I guess you shd
try to contact Massimo Bacigalupo in Italy for further help. I think he's on this list, too. Have you
ever seen the beautiful book by Contino and Ivancich, "Ezra Pound in Italy. From the Pisan
Cantos" [Rizzoli, New York 1978]. That might give you some impressions of EP's life in Venice.
And of course Hugh Kenner has travelled ALL the places, Pisa included. I seem to remember that
a good deal of that was put into his "Pound Era".