BK. Ezra Pound

173. Cooper, Michelle F. ‘Ezra Pound and the Japanese Cosmogony’. Paideuma 14  (1985): 259-72.

Joins the fray about the ‘So-shu’ lines in canto II (see 102, 150, 151, and 159) by suggesting that Pound was referring to the Japanese creation myth of Izanagi and Izanami. The argument is inconclusive, but Cooper shows that Pound would have known something of the myth from Fenollosa’s manuscript versions of Hagoromo (see 13d).








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