BB. Richard Aldington

4. ‘The Poetry of Ezra Pound’. Egoist 2 (May 1915): 71-72.

Lest we believe that Aldington by 1915 had made a serious study either of Japanese literature or of Pound’s activities associated with it, we should keep in mind this work in which Aldington writes of the Chinese plays Pound has adapted from Fenollosa’s translations. Pound’s versions of the nô had appeared in Poetry, Quarterly Review, and Drama by this date (see BK8, 13, and 17), but neither before nor after 1915 did he work with Chinese drama. Thirty-eight years later Aldington makes the same mistake in reverse in a comment about Amy Lowell’s work with the Japanese (see 19c).







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