BK. Ezra Pound
155. Alexander, Michael. The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: U of California P, 1979.
Alexander’s study does not concern
itself with Pound’s incorporation of Japanese materials beyond passing
treatment (p. 108) of Certain Noble Plays (21),
which echoes Davie (109) in suggesting
that the versions of the nô ‘belong as much to Yeats’s
career as to Pound’s’ and ‘are very much a work of collaboration’
(see also 154 and 175).
Alexander finds in addition that the nô ‘took Pound further
away from declamation and rhetoric into economy and an intensified allusiveness’.