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Ezra Pound reconsiders sending a copy of Cantos to Thomas Hardy

Pun between "hole" and "whole." Pound reconsiders sending a copy of his epic poem to Hardy who might "drop off" into a hole, or die, at any moment.

Ezra Pound writes to his father on the general structure of Cantos April 11, 2009
Ezra Pound reconsiders sending a copy of Cantos to Thomas Hardy

Pun between "hole" and "whole." Pound reconsiders sending a copy of his epic poem to Hardy who might "drop off" into a hole, or die, at any moment.

Ezra Pound reconsiders sending a copy of Cantos to Thomas Hardy
Ezra Pound compares the poetry of the "pagans" to the poetry of the "monotheists"
Ezra Pound compares the poetry of the "pagans" to the poetry of the "monotheists"
Ezra Pound on his interest in Provencal poetry July 9, 1922

Arnaut: Arnaut Daniel

Guido: Guido Cavalcanti (not a troubadour, but strongly by the style through his association with the Dolce Stil Novisti)

Guido Cavalcanti

Italian renaissance poet of the Dolce Stil Novo movement&#59; associated with Dante.

Arnaut Daniel

Troubadour poet

Ezra Pound on his interest in Provencal poetry July 9, 1922
Ezra Pound on meter in Hugh Selwyn Mauberley July 9, 1922

D.V.E: "De Vulgari Eloquentia"

Ezra Pound on meter in Hugh Selwyn Mauberley July 9, 1922
Ezra Pound on the utility of knowing the classics June 1917
Ezra Pound on the utility of knowing the classics June 1917
Ezra Pound criticizes T.S. Eliot's new job at the bank August 26, 1917
Ezra Pound discusses the art of translation October 1920

In a letter to Agnes Bedford, Ezra Pound discusses the translation of a work of Provencal poetry.

Ezra Pound discusses the art of translation October 1920
Ezra Pound writes to his mother regarding his stay in a cottage that belonged to John Milton December 20, 1913 - December 24, 1913

Ezra Pound disliked John Milton, and his remarks on his stay in the English poet's cottage reflect this.

Isabel Pound

Ezra Pound's mother.

Ezra Pound. The Letters of Ezra Pound: 1907-1941. New York, New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1950.