BB. Richard Aldington

10. ‘The Art of Poetry’. Dial 69 (August 1920): 166-80.

Aldington does not mention Japanese art or poetry specifically, but does acknowledge his debt to the critical theories of Flint (Ap) and Pound, important statements of which had appeared in the Egoist between 1914 and 1916 when Aldington was assistant editor. Flint’s work (A2 and A3) places Japanese and French poetry at the centre of Imagist doctrine; Pound was more eclectic, but had stressed lessons to be gained from Japan in several articles Aldington surely would have known (see especially BK4 and BK10-12).







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