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Sheila Watson's writing maybe of value to this list as an adjunct. Her thesis on Lewis is definitive. It, like all her work was very assiduously done. I believe she defined her life's work in terms of her students.
Peter M.

Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


I'll be at that conference - will come to listen!
best,
Roxana

Quoting Bob Dobbs <[log in to unmask]> on Mon, 2 Jun 2014 07:23:21 -1000:

> The title of my talk at the BLAST 1914 Conference at Bath Spa
> University at the end of July will be:
>
> "Mind Your Media, People, or You'll Catch a Cold Environment: Sheila
> Watson as Missing Link in Lewis Scholarship"
>
> So, your life's work will be well-represented, Peter.
>
> :@)
>
>
> Bob Dobbs
>
>
> On Jun 2, 2014, at 12:01 AM, Peter Montgomery wrote:
>
>> One of Marshall McLuhan's (who had his own history with Pound)
>> students, a person named Sheila Watson, did her PhD on Percy
>> Wyndham Lewis of Vorticist  and portraiture fame, also WWI artist
>> for the Canadian govt. She wrote one of the definitive Canadian
>> novels, The Double Hook, which has the influence of Pound, Eliot
>> and Lewis about it, while being entirely original. I think it might
>> well be worthy of consideration for a place in such a list. A
>> quotable phrase from it is something like: He didn't know that one
>> couldn't catch the glory without the darkness, and to catch twice
>> the glory was to catch twice the darkness (almost an accurate quote).
>>
>> Just saying.
>> Peter M.
>>
>> Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi Stephen,
>>
>> I have now supplemented the plays list with the info and links about
>> Findley you gave us.
>>
>> Our website is that easy to update, even from the front end.
>>
>> Many thanks for this.
>> We also have a first item for a future list about fiction on EP!
>>
>> Michael Coyle has also informed me of the existence of a bibliography
>> of poems about Ezra that Lea Baechler was compiling. Anyone might know
>> where her papers are? At least we would know where to look.
>>
>> Best wishes,
>> Roxana
>>
>> Quoting Stephen J Adams <[log in to unmask]> on Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:56:15 -0400:
>>
>>> Poundians:
>>>
>>> The Bibliography should note that Timothy Findley's play The Trials
>>> of Ezra Pound has had at least one major professional production at
>>> the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2001. I saw it then and was
>>> impressed, though with reservations. The play struck me as fairly
>>> even handed, probing, questioning rather than tendentious or
>>> hostile. Biographically it struck me as reasonably correct, though
>>> it represents EP erroneously as anti-religious.
>>>
>>> Findley, who is highly regarded among recent Canadian novelists,
>>> also wrote Famous Last Words, about a character named Mauberley
>>> surviving in Italy during the last months of the War. I have taught
>>> that book, as well as his Not Wanted on the Voyage, a retelling of
>>> the Noah and the Flood story. (Findley's hostilities towards Jehovah
>>> are more overt than they are towards Pound.) His writing is
>>> engaging, highly readable, probing in its way, popular with the
>>> students, but ultimately, as I found in teaching, not as deep as it
>>> might have been.
>>>
>>> For the play, there are a number of websites, but check these:
>>>
>>> http://www.stage-door.com/Theatre/2001/Entries/2001/7/22_The_Trials_of_Ezra_Pound.html
>>>
>>> http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/tric/article/view/7274/8333
>>>
>>> Stephen Adams
>>>
>>>
>>> On 06/01/14, Roxana Preda  <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> Dear Poundians,
>>>>
>>>> In a previous discussion some time ago, people showed interest in
>>>> creative writing about Pound and deplored the fact that plays about
>>>> him and his life were not more widely known.
>>>>
>>>> Here was our chance to put our new website to the test. Archie
>>>> Henderson compiled a very useful bibliography of plays about Pound
>>>> that I have just uploaded to our website. Please have a look at
>>>> http://ezrapoundsociety.org/index.php/creativewriting
>>>>
>>>> What is good about the list is that it gives us statuses of the
>>>> plays (whether in manuscript or published; whether performed or
>>>> not). It gives synopses and in a considerable number of cases, the
>>>> full text of the plays.
>>>> We are now able to see just what sides of Pound's life fired the
>>>> writers' imagination: how they saw him, what words they put into
>>>> his mouth.
>>>>
>>>> I have checked all the links at my end and hope all of them work
>>>> for you too.
>>>> What was scattered and seemed lost is now at our fingertips.
>>>>
>>>> A warm vote of thanks to Archie!
>>>>
>>>> Enjoy,
>>>> Roxana
>>>>
>>>> PS Maybe we could also have a list of poems, maybe? Or fiction, who knows?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
>>>> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> --
>>> Stephen J. Adams
>>> Department of English
>>> University of Western Ontario
>>> "Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime;
>>> therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or
>>> beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of
>>> history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however
>>> virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by
>>> love."
>>>  Reinhold Niebuhr
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
>> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
>
>



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