BL. W. B. Yeats

95. Thwaite, Anthony. ‘A Talk with Itô’. Truth, 3 August 1956, p. 899.

Describes a conversation with Itô in which he discusses his meeting with Pound at the Café Royal in 1915 and, through Pound’s introduction, his meeting with Yeats. Like Itô’s autobiographical writing (93 and 94), demonstrates that he knew little of the nô before he ‘came to’ it ‘through Fenollosa’s knowledge and Pound’s enthusiasm’. Once he had become interested, however, he ‘sent back to Tokyo for Japanese books on the subject’ and ‘steered Pound through the versions which were published by the Cuala Press’ (BK21).







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