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SPRING, FALL and WINTER 2003

CONTENTS

Editors’ Note

Essays

James Longenbach, “The Dream of Modernism”

Stan Smith, “Constitutions of Silence: Mr. Eliot’s Second Revolution”

Susan Stanford Friedman, “Modernism in a Transnational Landscape: Spatial Poetics, Postcolonialism, and Gender in Césaire’s Cahier/Notebook and Cha’s DICTÉE

Cristanne Miller, “Feminist Location and Mina Loy’s ‘Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose'”

Leon Surette, “Wallace Stevens, Roger Caillois and ‘The Pure Good of Theory'”

Burton Hatlen, “From the Transcendental to the Immanent Sublime: The Poetry of William Carlos Williams, 1913-1917”

Ronald Bush, “Remaking Canto 74”

A. David Moody, “Directio Voluntatis: Pound’s Economics to the Economy of The Cantos

Marjorie Perloff, “The Search for ‘Prime Words’: Pound, Duchamp and the Nominalist Ethos”

Demetres Tryphonopoulos, “‘Fragments of a Faith Forgotten’: Ezra Pound, H.D. and the Occult Tradition”

Zhaoming Qian, “Marianne Moore and The Tao of Painting

Patricia C. Willis, “A Modernist Epithalamium: Marianne Moore’s ‘Marriage'”

Douglas Mao, “Auden and Son: Environment, Evolution, Exhibition”

Peter Nicholls, “George Oppen and ‘That Primitive, Hegel'”

Christopher MacGowan, “Making It Free: Mitchell Goodman’s Radical Williams”

Charles Altieri, “Some Problems with Being Contemporary: Aging Critics, Younger Poets and New Century”

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SPRING, FALL and WINTER 2002

Special Issue
DEDICATED TO JAMES LAUGHLIN

Guest-edited by Emily Mitchell Wallace

CONTENTS

Note by the Guest Editor

Rodney Grove Dennis, “Poem: ‘The Other Second Canto'”

Tributes to James Laughlin

Tom Vitale, “National Public Radio Tribute, Friday, November 14, 1997”

“New Directions Tribute, The New York Times, Friday, November 14, 1977″

“New Directions Ceremony, Program in Memory of James Laughlin, Academy of Arts and Letters, Friday, January 9, 1998”

James Atlas, “Literature Is in the Details”

Joel Conarroe, “Just Dandy”

Anne Conover, “Jaz and the ‘George’ Poems”

Guy Davenport, “The Wittiest and Sexiest Poet of Our Time”

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “Dissent Is Not UnAmerican”

Peggy L. Fox, “Norfolk Confetti: The Benevolent Tyranny of JL’s Little Notes”

Jonathan Galassi, “Notes from Mountain Road”

Donald Gallup, “Incredible Faithfulness”

Robert Giroux, “Callimachus on the Subway”

Peter Glassgold, “Beyond Myths & Astral Bodies: ND as Wuz”

David M. Gordon, “The Adaptor & Jas”

Theodora Rapp Graham, “Unexpected Gifts”

Daniel Hoffman, “Friendship, Pleasure, Wisdom”

Daniel Javitch, “O Tender, Small Self-Given Heroism”

Hugh Kenner, “Jas and Jasper”

L. R. Lind, “Poem: ‘JL / LRL'”

Christopher MacGowan, “JL’s Diplomatic Footwork”

Rebecca Newth, “J’s Gift of One of Aunt Leila’s Sheep”

Mary de Rachewiltz, “Bringing up Young Publishers”

Christa Sammons, “A Class Act”

Peter Dale Scott, “That gentle and Almost Timid Grace”

Gary Snyder, “Laughlin’s ‘Mahayana’ or ‘Big Open SPirit'”

Mary Ellen Solt, “‘Making a Love Poem’ Concrete”

Roger Eliot Stoddard, “The Harvardian”

Richard Taylor, “JL as Editor and Publisher: The Most Conscientious and Scrupulous Man I Have Ever Known”

John Updike, “Verve”

Rosmarie Waldrop, “Amazements”

Jonathan Williams, “An Abstemious Celt”

William Eric Williams, “For the Love of Poetry”

Hugh Witemeyer, “The Emperor’s Sunbelt Tour”

Biography

Hayden Carruth, “Five Selections from Beside the Shadblow Tree

Penelope Laurans Fitzgerald, “‘…And in the Bond Which Endured between Us’: Notes on the Friendship of James Laughlin and Robert Fitzgerald”

Samuel A. Streit, “‘Great Learning and Discernment’: JL as Adjunct professor and Chancellor’s Fellow at Brown”

Emily Mitchell Wallace, “‘A Bridge over Worlds’: A Partial portrait of James Laughlin IV Based on His Poems, Stories, Essays, Letters, and Interviews, Including Many Photographs”

New Directions Archives

Hayden Carruth, “Jas’ Little Magazines and Correspondence”

Terry Halladay, “Of Books and the Bear at Meadows House”

Leslie A. Morris, “‘Make It New’: James Laughlin & the Houghton Library”

Samuel A. Streit, “The Laughlin Collection in the John hay Library at Brown”

Patricia C. Willis, “‘Luz Y Verdad‘: J Laughlin and Yale”

Bibliography

John A. Harrison, “A Selective List of Published Writing, 1935-2002, by and about James Laughlin”

The Periplum

Ezra Pound, “‘Chinese Poetry: Prof. Mori’s Lectures,’ Recast by Pound from Fenollosa’s Notes, Transcribed and Annotated by Zhaoming Qian”

Zhaoming Qian, “An Afterword Concerning Pound’s 1935 Revisit to the Fenollosa Papers for an Edition of Mori’s Lectures on Chinese Poetry”

Richard Taylor, “Editing the Variorum Cantos: Process and Policy”

Demetres Tryphonopoulos, “James Laughlin’s ‘Visual-Couplet Metric'”

The Vortex

William McNaughton, “A Report on the 18th International Conference on Ezra Pound, Beijing, China, 16-19 July 1999”

Program of China Conference

Photographs of China Conference

Photographs of Some New Directions Authors

Patrizia de Rachewiltz, “Poem for Jas”

List of Complete Poems by James Laughlin in This Volume of Paideuma

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WINTER 2001

CONTENTS

The Periplum

Miklós Péti, “Usura Alone Not Understood?: A Rhetorical Consideration of ‘Usura’ in The Cantos

Feng Lan, “Ezra Pound’s Etymographic reading and His Interpretation of Confucian Texts”

Rebecca Beasley, “Dada’s Place in The Cantos

Andre Stipanovic, “Ezra Pound’s Coming of War in the Long Poem: Persona and the Historical Narrative in ‘Near Perigord'”

David Farley, “‘Damn the Partition!’: Ezra Pound and the Passport Nuisance”

Chris Jones, “One a Bird Bore Off: Anglo-Saxon and the Elegiac in The Cantos

The Explicator

Yang Lian, “‘In the Timeless Air’: Chinese Language, Pound and The Cantos

The Documentary

Cameron McWhirter, “‘Dear Poet-General and Walloper’: The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and Harold W. Thompson 1936-1939”

Boris Avdeyev, “Pound in Russia: Translations and Studies”

Archie Henderson, “The Correspondence of Ezra Pound: More Addenda to the Location Register

The Departments

Letter to the Editor

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SPRING and FALL 2001

CONTENTS

The Periplum

Leon Surette, “The Troubadours: A Romance of Scholarship”

Naikan Tao, “‘The Law of Discourse’: Confucian Texts and Ideograms in The Pisan Cantos

William McNaughton, “The Secret History of St. Elizabeths”

Scott Eastham, “Modernism Contra Modernity: The ‘Case’ of Ezra Pound”

Aaron Loh, “Decoding the Ideogram: The Chinese Written Character in The Cantos of Ezra Pound”

Lance Callahan, “Signs of Life” Rethinking the Ideographic Method”

Michael Gooch, “Authority and the Authorless Text: Ezra Pound’s ‘The Seafarer'”

Julie Dennison, “‘His Fundamental Passion’: Hugh Selwyn Mauberly and the Ekphrastic Vortex of ‘The Eyes'”

Theresa M. Welford, “Echoes of Thomas Wyatt’s ‘They Flee from Me’ in Ezra Pound’s ‘The Return'”

Stephen Brown, “Preparing the Palette”

The Documentry

Massimo Bacigalupo, “Ezra Pound’s ‘European Paideuma'”

Thomas Cole. “E.P. on the Imagist Movement, 1912-14”

The Reviewer

Alec Marsh (The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and Senator William Borah, ed. Sarah C. Holmes)

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WINTER 2000

CONTENTS

The Periplum

James Wilson, “His own Skiffsman: Pound, China, & Cathay Revis[it]ed”

Line Henriksen, “Chiarosuro: Canto 36 and Donna Mi Prega

A. David Moody, “‘EP with Two Pronged Fork of Terror and Cajolery’: The Construction of His Anti-Semitism (up to 1939)”

John W. Maerhofer, Jr., “Towards an Esthetic of Translation: An Examination of Ezra Pound’s Translation Theory”

Bill Friend, “‘All Wandering as the Worst of Sinning’: Don Juan and The Cantos

Stephen Sicari, “Pound as Archeologist: Reconstructing Nature”

Anna Xiao Dong Sun, “The Man That Is Waiting: Remarks on Li Po’s ‘Chokan Shin’ and Pound’s ‘The River-Merchant’s Wife'”

Greg Barnhisel, “Ezra Pound, James Laughlin and New Directions: The Publisher as Spin Doctor”

Yoshika Kita, “Ezra Pound and Haiku: Why Did Imagists Hardly Mention Basho?”

Kevin Arthur Wong, “Blurring of Poet and Persona in Pound’s Hugh Selwyn Mauberly

Nicolas Z. Ambrus, “The White Light That is Allness: Ezra Pound’s Cantos on Love”

The Explicator

Anna Kventsel, “The Crystallization of Pound’s Canto LXXIV”

The Documentary

A. David Moody, “‘The Walk There Is Good Poetry’: The Missing Rochechouart Notebook of Pound’s 1912 Walking Tour”

The Obituary

Massimo Bacigalupo, “Vanni Scheiwiller, “Italian publisher of Ezra Pound”

The Reviewer

Wayne Pounds (Il Mare: Supplemento Letterario 1932-1933)

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SPRING and FALL 2000

Special Issue
EZRA POUND AND AFRICAN AMERICAN MODERNISM
Guest edited by Michael Coyle

CONTENTS

Michael Coyle, “Introduction”

Pound and the Poets of African American Modernism

Kathryne V. Lindberg, “Rebels to the Right/Revolution to the Left: Ezra Pound and Claude McKay in ‘The Syndicalist Year’ of 1912”

Jonathan Gill, “Ezra Pound and Langston Hughes: The ABC of Po’try”

C. K. Doreski, “Reading Tolson Reading Pound: National Authority National Narrative”

Reed Way Dasenbrock, “Why the Post in Post-Colonial Is Not the Post in Post-Modern: Homer, Dante, Pound, Walcott”

African American Presences in Pound’s Work

Alec Marsh, “Letting the Black Cat out of the Bag: A Rejected Instance of ‘American-Africanism’ in Pound’s Cantos

Aldon Lynn Nielsen, “Ezra Pound and ‘The Best-Known Colored Man in the United States”

Burton Hatlen, “Ezra Pound, New Masses, and the Cultural Politics of Race circa 1930″

Kevin Young, “Visiting St. Elizabeth’s: Ezra Pound, Impersonation, and the Mask of the Modern Poet”

Primary Materials

David Roessel, “‘A Racial Act’: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Ezra Pound”

Reviews on African American Modernism

Mary Ann Calo, “Review Essay on Modernism, Visual Culture and the Harlem Renaissance”

Kevin J. H. Dettmar (Michael North, The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language, and the Twentieth-Century Literature)

Review on Pound

Alec Marsh (The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound, ed. Ira Nadel)

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FALL and WINTER 1999

CONTENTS

The Periplum

Colin McDowell, “Literalists of the Imagination: Pound, Occultism and the Critics”

Trevor Sawler, “Vis Naturae: The Nature of Nature in Selected Cantos”

Hiroko Uno, “Trees in the Poetry of Yeats and Pound”

Clare Cavanagh, “Modernist Church-Building: Pound, Khlebnikov, Mandelstam”

Miranda B. Hickman, “‘To Facilitate the Traffic’: (Or, ‘Damn Deluxe Edtns’): Ezra Pound’s Turn from the Deluxe”

Sam Prestridge, “The Movement toward Cathay: A Reconsideration of Pound’s Prosodic Evolution”

Hélène Aji, “The Ways of Oral Poetics: Poundian and Post-Poundian Traditions”

The Explicator

Ethan Lewis, “Grammaria Usurae: Representational Stratagems in Canto XLV”

The Vortex

Leon Surette, “Report on the 17th International Ezra Pound Conference, Brunnenburg, Tirolo di Merano, Italy, 12-15 July 1997”

Walter Baumann, “Photographs of 17th International Ezra Pound Conference”

The Reviewer

Leon Surette (Alec Marsh, Money and Modernity: Pound, Williams, and the Spirit of Jefferson)

Alec Marsh (Laurence Rainey, Institutions of Modernism: Literary Elites and Public Culture)

Greg Barnhisel (Pound/Cummings: The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings, ed. Barry Ahearn)

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