BK. Ezra Pound
190. Iwahara, Yasuo. ‘Ezra Pound to Noguchi Yonejirô: Pound no Nippon tono kaikô’ (Pound and Noguchi: the beginning of Pound’s involvement with Japan). Kôgakuin daigaku kenkyû ronsô 28 (1990): 33-43.
Argues that it was Noguchi (see D15)
who first stirred Pound’s interest in Japan, even though Pound did
not believe Noguchi a talented poet. The former point is undermined somewhat
by Pound’s earlier interest in Binyon’s work on Japan (see
especially BC34a). A more detailed
examination of Noguchi’s influence on Pound is 195.