BK. Ezra Pound

136. Kenner, Hugh. ‘More on the Seven Lakes Canto’ (43). Paideuma 2 (1973): 43-46.

Suggests that the source of lines 3-32 of canto XLIX is a series of English paraphrases of the Chinese poems of the manuscript book mentioned by Pearlman (121) and not the manuscript book itself. The paraphrases are in an unsent letter Pound wrote to his father in the late twenties. Kenner finds it ‘highly improbable’ that Pound could have read the Chinese and Japanese in the manuscript, and asserts that he must have had ‘a visitor’s help’ with the translation. See 138 for information about the ‘visitor’.







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