BK. Ezra Pound
94. Eliot, T. S. Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry. New York: Knopf, 1918.
Eliot admires Pound’s work with the nô,
but it is ‘not so important’ as his work with Chinese poetry:
‘the attitude is less usual to us; the work is not so solid, [or]
so firm’; Cathay (15), Eliot
believes will ‘rank with the “Sea-Farer” in the future
among Mr. Pound’s original work’, but the nô ‘will
rank among his translations’, for ‘it is rather a dessert’
after the Chinese poems. Reprinted in Eliot’s To Criticize the
Critic and Other Writings (London: Faber & Faber, 1965).