BK. Ezra Pound
185. Olson, Peter David. ‘Seizing HAGOROMO (13d): Pound’s Imagined Drama and “The Cantos”’. PhD thesis, University of Michigan, 1988. Abstract in DAI 49/8:2211A.
Examines the ‘influence that Noh
drama . . . had on Pound’s early thinking, particularly in enabling
him to move from the brief encapsulations of his Imagist poetry such as
In a Station of the Metro ,
to the more dynamic, paradoxical, Vorticism that directly preceded his
initial attempts at “The Cantos”’. Includes also notes
about ‘Pound’s experiences with the Noh form itself . . .
both in his edition of Fenollosa’s translations of Noh plays, and
in Pound’s own newly published attempts at the form ’.
Includes discussion in particular of Pound’s versions of Hagoromo, Nishikigi (8), Suma Genji (17e),
and the Women of Trachis
(61), along with Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well (BL12).