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ISBN: 9780773538160 - One Must Not Go Altogether with the Tide
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One Must Not Go Altogether with the Tide

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The Letters of Ezra Pound and Stanley Nott

Miranda B. Hickman, Robin E. Feenstra

ISBN: 9780773538160
Format: Hardback
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press


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Previously unpublished letters by Ezra Pound that illuminate his turn to fascism.

 

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Nott, who published Jefferson and/or Mussolini (1935), was an interested and encouraging interlocutor for a poet seeking re-invention as an economist and political commentator - someone who sustained Pound as he swam against the tide. Pound's close involvement with his publisher illuminates an important episode in literary modernism as well as for the study of print culture in the interwar period. This edition of the letters retains Pound's idiosyncratic epistolary idiom and analyzes letter-writing as a genre critical to Pound's intellectual and cultural project, capturing Pound as a collaborator at work.