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Lars Kleberg <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 6 Dec 2006 12:10:18 +0100
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Dear colleagues, 

The journal FRONT, no 1, 1930 (The Hague) published Pound's "Credo" 
(p.11), containing the paragraph:

Having a strong disbelief in abstract and general statement as a means of 
conveying one's thought to others I have for a number of years answered 
such questions [i.e., about his belief] by telling the enquirer to read 
Confucius and Ovid. This can do no harm to the intelligent and the 
unintelligent may be damned.

My question is: was this an original contribution to FRONT or did it 
appear earlier somewhere?

I will be grateful for any information concerning Pound's "Credo" in 


Lars Kleberg
Södertörns högskola