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Ezra Pound's Lost Book: Orientamenti

Ezra Pound's Lost Book: Orientamenti <jats:p> Little has been written about Ezra Pound's extensive contributions to the Rome-based paper Meridiano di Roma between 1938 and 1943, though they provide important insight into the poet's thinking and state of mind during the last years of the Italian regime. I discussed these pieces in a preliminary way back in 1984 (in my Ezra Pound: Politics, Economics and Writing) but there has been surprisingly little interest in them since (even Robert Casillo's authoritative The Genealogy of Demons: Anti-Semitism, Fascism, and the Myths of Ezra Pound [1988] largely ignores them). The present essay explores the context and content of these pieces, looking especially at the selection Pound published under the title Orientamenti, a volume quickly destroyed when the Allies occupied Italy. Key issues are Pound's equivocal relation to the Italian regime, the obsessive, ideological cast of his thinking at this time, and his peculiarly restricted sense of what was happening at this climatic moment in modern history. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Modernist Cultures Edinburgh University Press

Ezra Pound's Lost Book: Orientamenti

Modernist Cultures , Volume 9 (2): 139 – Oct 1, 2014

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press 2014
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Articles; Film, Media and Cultural Studies
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2041-1022
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1753-8629
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10.3366/mod.2014.0081
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Abstract

<jats:p> Little has been written about Ezra Pound's extensive contributions to the Rome-based paper Meridiano di Roma between 1938 and 1943, though they provide important insight into the poet's thinking and state of mind during the last years of the Italian regime. I discussed these pieces in a preliminary way back in 1984 (in my Ezra Pound: Politics, Economics and Writing) but there has been surprisingly little interest in them since (even Robert Casillo's authoritative The Genealogy of Demons: Anti-Semitism, Fascism, and the Myths of Ezra Pound [1988] largely ignores them). The present essay explores the context and content of these pieces, looking especially at the selection Pound published under the title Orientamenti, a volume quickly destroyed when the Allies occupied Italy. Key issues are Pound's equivocal relation to the Italian regime, the obsessive, ideological cast of his thinking at this time, and his peculiarly restricted sense of what was happening at this climatic moment in modern history. </jats:p>

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Modernist CulturesEdinburgh University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2014

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