BK. Ezra Pound

180. Odlin, Reno. ‘“Beneath the cherry blossom / There are no strangers”’. Antigonish Review 71-72 (1987-88): 139-54.

Ostensibly in review of Ezra Pound and Japan (82), but Odlin uses the book as a springboard for his own lengthy ruminations about Pound’s relation to the country. Odlin’s lack of acquaintance with previous research, however—he admits in a post-script that the review was completed before he had seen Miner’s Japanese Tradition (A25), which for thirty years had been fundamental—leads him to rehearse points that had been critical commonplaces for years, and to insult the work of careful scholars, both Miner and Donald Keene, for example, along the way.






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