In the light of Pound's 'devotion' to Confuscius, Mencius and Ovid perhaps you might agree-?-that I.A. Richards had a similar paradigm of 'devotion'; if not being as much a confirmed Ovidian as EP.


Kevin Kiely

- Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,=20
> The journal FRONT, no 1, 1930 (The Hague) published Pound's "Credo"=20
> (p.11), containing the paragraph:
> Having a strong disbelief in abstract and general statement as a means of=20
> conveying one's thought to others I have for a number of years answered=20
> such questions [i.e., about his belief] by telling the enquirer to read=20
> Confucius and Ovid. This can do no harm to the intelligent and the=20
> unintelligent may be damned.
> My question is: was this an original contribution to FRONT or did it=20
> appear earlier somewhere?
> I will be grateful for any information concerning Pound's "Credo" in=20
> Sincerely,
> Lars Kleberg
> S=F6dert=F6rns h=F6gskola
> Sweden

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