Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot: A Lecture

Date

1954

Identifier

Special Collections PS3531 O82 Z5 AB47

Publisher

Reading, Berkshire: The Peacocks Press

Abstract

Richard Aldington knew Pound and Eliot personally. He and Pound persuaded Harriet Weaver to appoint Eliot as Pound’s successor at The Egoist, and Aldington worked with Pound to get Eliot out of his day job so that he could write full-time. Years later, Aldington wrote this lecture on Pound and Eliot. In it, he criticises Eliot for his pessimism and for borrowing from sources without acknowledging them. Here, Aldington discusses Dante and the epigraph in The Waste Land.

Files

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Citation

Richard Aldington, “Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot: A Lecture,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 16, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8414.