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FALL and WINTER 2005

Special Issue
EZRA POUND AND AMERICAN IDENTITY
Edited by Hugh Witemeyer

CONTENTS

Hugh Witemeyer, “Introduction: The 20th International Ezra Pound Conference”

PART ONE: AN AMERICAN LIFE

Tim Redman, “Ezra Pound and American Populism: The Enduring Influence of Hailey, Idaho”

Alec Marsh, “Homer Pound’s Small Boy and Pound Scholarship”

Homer Somers with William Pratt, “Ezra Pound in the DTC: A Personal Memoir”

Hsiu-ling Lin, “Reconsidering Ezra Pound’s Treason Charge in the Light of American Constitutional Law”

PART TWO: AMERICAN CULTURE

Denis Donoghue, “A Packet for Ezra Pound”

Ira B. Nadel, “The American Image of Ezra Pound”

Sean Francis, “‘Now for a Large-Mouthed Product’: Ezra Pound and the Poetics of Promotion”

Peter Makin, “Pound, Confucian Sincerity, and America”

Roxana Preda, “Social Credit in America: A View from Pound’s Economic Correspondence, 1933-1940”

PART THREE: AN AMERICAN POEM

Burton Hatlen, “Pound’s Cantos and the Epic Mode in American Poetry, 1915-1931″

Ronald Bush, “Pound, Emerson, and Thoreau: The Pisan Cantos and the Politics of American Pastoral”

David Ten Eyck, “Representing the American Republic: Ezra Pound’s Adams and Coke Cantos”

PART FOUR: AMERICAN TRIBUTES

Mary de Rachewiltz, “Mary Barnard: ‘Athene Cd/ Have Done with More Sex Appeal'”

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “What’s Happening in Hailey, Idaho”

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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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SPRING 1999

CONTENTS

The Periplum

Daniel Tiffany, “Pound, Frobenius, and Jünger: The Spell of the World-Picture”

Alan Marshall, “Politics and Process”

Jonathan Ausubel, “Three Functions and Some Forgery: (Mis)uses of Visual Poetics in Pound’s Cantos

Jacqueline Kaye, “Pound and Heresy”

Ethan Lewis, “Imagist Technique in The Cantos

Tod Marshall, “‘Ten cats. Your Score: Verrrrrry Good’: An Ezra Pound Correspondence Course”

The Biographer

Tony Tremblay, “‘Boris Is Very Intelligent and “Simpatico” and Interested in Worthwhile Things’: The Association of Ezra Pound and Prince Boris de Rachewiltz”

The Reviewer

Alec Marsh (Leon Surette and Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, eds., Literary Tradition and the Occult Tradition)

Britton Gildersleeve (Robert Kern, Orientalism, Modernism, and the Occult Poem)

Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos (Pound/Williams: Selected Letters of Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams, ed. Hugh Witemeyer)

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SPRING and FALL 1996

Achilles Fang
August 20, 1910-November 22, 1995

CONTENTS

The Periplum

Peter Th. M. G. Liebregts, “Yeatsian Moods and Plotinian Ecstasy: The Question of the Self in Ezra Pound’s A Lume Spento

Kendra Langetieg, “Visions in the Crystal Ball: Ezra Pound, H.D., and the Form of the Mystical”

Cristina Guenzi, “Music and Poetry Which Evoke Nature: David Sylvian and Ezra Pound”

Peter Crisp, “Pound — Millenarian or Utopian?”

Anita George, “The Pisan Mysteries: Sex, Death and Rebirth in The Pisan Cantos

Burton Hatlen, “Pound and Nature: A Reading of Canto XXIII”

The Explicator

Edwin J. Barton, “Of Labyrinths and Vacuum Tubes: Pound, McCluhan, and Canto LXXXII”

Kathleen Capps, “The François Villon-Ezra Pound Connection: From The Testament to The Cantos

Thomas Cole, “Further Notes on Pound and His Poetry”

Thomas Dilworth, “The Other ‘Person of Some Interest’ in Pound’s ‘Portrait d’une Femme'”

Leslie Hatcher and Hugh Witemeyer, “Lord Palmerston as Factive Hero in The Cantos

Sascha Feinstein, “In Honor of the Sacred Heart: A Memoir of Schloss Brunnenburg”

A. David Moody, “‘They Dug Him up out of Sepulture’: Pound, Erigena and Fiorentino”

The Reviewer

Songpin Jin (A Guide to Ezra Pound and Ernest Fenollosa’s Classic Noh Theatre of Japan, ed. Akiko Miyake, Sanehide Kodama and Nicholas Teele)

Jesus Pardo de Santayana (Ezra Pound, Cantares Completos Tomo I [Cantares I-LI])

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SPRING and FALL 1993

CONTENTS

The Periplum

A. Walton Litz and Omar Pound, “An Unpublished Poem of 1909”

Massimo Bacigalupo, “Pound Studies in Italy, 1991”

James Generoso, “I Reckon You Pass, Mr. Wuddwudd”

Archie Henderson, “Pound, the War, and ‘The Banquet’ (1916)”

Songpin Jin, “Fenollosa and ‘Hsiao Hsüeh’ Tradition”

Guiyou Huang, “Ezra Pound: (Mis)Translation and (Re-)Creation”

Christina DuVernay, “‘And Halo Projects from Incision’: Ezra Pound’s Deification of Henry Gaudier-Brzeska”

Sylvan Esh, “Pound and Jakobson: The Metaphorical Principle in The Cantos

The Reviewer

Ira B. Nadel (Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose, Contributions to Periodicals)

John C. Hirsch (Reed Way Dasenbrock, Imitating the Italians: Wyatt, Spencer, Synge, Pound and Joyce)

Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos (Ezra Pound: Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX-CXX, tr. Charles Vlavianos)

Jo Ellen Green Kaiser (Scott Hamilton, Ezra Pound and the Symbolist Inheritance)

Philip Furia (Jerome McGann, Toward a Literature of Knowledge)

The Explicator

Omar Pound, “Canto 113: Tweddell, Men against Death and Paul de Kruif”

Donald Gallup, “Ezra Pound’s Experiment for Esquire)

Pamela E. Hurley, “Ezra Pound’s ‘Yeux Glauques'”

Hugh Witemeyer, “Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Dean Howells, and Ezra Pound’s ‘Apostolic Succession'”

Robert C. Merritt, Jr., “‘Witching Music’: Several Examples of How Pound Adopted the Musicological Discoveries of Arnold Dolmetsch”

Jee Young Lee, “Eating”

Patrick McGuiness, “A Note on ‘The Muses’ Diadem'”

Ursula Shioji, “‘Hokku-Like’ Elements in Canto IV”

John Espey, “‘Mihites in Pennsylvania’ (71/418)”

Éva Nagy, “Jónás, Pull down Your Vanity: The Artist’s Commitment as Seen by Ezra Pound and Mihály Babits”

Avril Horner, “The ‘Intelligence at Bay’: Ezra Pound and Geoffrey Hill”

Ethan Lewis, “‘This Hulme Business’ Revisited, or Of Sequence and Simultaneity”

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SPRING and FALL 1991

CONTENTS

The Periplum

Massimo Bacigalupo, “Ezra Pound’s Cantos 72 and 73: An Annotated Translation”

Alexander Schmitz, “Ideogram-Audiogram”

Matthew Little and Robert Babcock, “‘Amplius in Coitu Phantasia’: Pound’s ‘Cavalcanti’ and Avicenna’s De Almahad

Robert Spoo, “Pound’s Cavalcanti and Cravens’s Carducci”

The Explicator

Eva Hesse, “Why Lucifer ‘Fell’ in North Carolina: An Alternative View”

John Glendening, “Ezra Pound and Ezra Pound’s Blake: Method in Madness, Madness in Method”

David Gordon, “From Cheop’s Pyramid to Homer and Pound: The Golden Caesura”

Melvin D. McNichols, “Survivals and (Re)newals: Pound’s ‘The Seafarer'”

Donna C. Rudolph, “Formulas for Paradise in Six Cantos of Ezra Pound”

The Biographer

Jerome Kavka, M.D., “Ezra Pound’s Personal History: A Transcript, 1946”

Ira B. Nadel, “Letters from the ‘Foreign Correspondent’: Ezra Pound to Alice Corbin Henderson”

The Vortext

Sam Thonet, “Yeats-Pound Conference Report”

Virginia Nees-Hatlen, “A Teachers’ Institute at the NPF Conference”

Conference Program

Photographs

The Reviewer

Hugh Witemeyer (Jeffry Walker, Bardic Ethos and the American Epic Poem: Whitman, Pound, Crane, Williams, Olson)

Reed Way Dasenbrock (Tim Redman, Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism)

Timothy Materer (Bruce Fogelman, Shapes of Power: The Development of Ezra Pound’s Poetic Sequences)

Stefano Maria Casella (Ezra Pound, Je Rassemble les Membres d’Osiris, ed. Jean-Michel Rabaté, trans. Jean-Paul Auxémery, Claude Minière, Margaret Tunstill, Jean-Michel Rabaté, with articles by Massimo Bacigalupo and Joël-Peter Shapiro)

David Gordon (William Cookson, A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound)

Ron Thomas (Daniel M. Hooley, The Classics in Paraphrase: Ezra Pound and Modern Translators of Latin Poetry)

Paul Oppenheimer (The Lyrics of the Middle Ages: An Anthology, ed. James J. Wilhelm)

James J. Wilhelm (Ezra Pound and Margaret Cravens: A Tragic Friendship, 1910-1912, ed. Omar Pound and Robert Spoo)

The cover is a reproduction of a page from the Malatesta Cantos with a correction in Pound’s hand, which was presented to the Biblioteca Malatestiana of Cesena on May 25, 1925. The background is a photograph of the Valmarecchia by Emilio Salvatori.

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WINTER 1990

CONTENTS

The Periplum

Jeffrey Twitchell, “Art and the Spirit of Capitalism: Iconography and History in The Usura Canto”

Peter Crisp, “Pound, Leibnitz and China”

Peter Dale Scott, “Anger in Paradise: The Poetic Voicing of Disorder in Pound’s Later Cantos

Stephen Sicari, “The Epic Ambition: Reading Dante”

Scott Hamilton, “Serenely in the Crystal Jet: A Note on Pound’s Symbolist Inheritance”

E. P. Walkiewicz and Hugh Witemeyer, “A Public Bank in Canto 40”

Peter Dale Scott, “Pound in ‘The Waste Land,’ Eliot in The Cantos

The Explicator

Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, “‘The Fourth; the Dimension of Stillness’: D. P. Ouspensky and Fourth Dimensionalism in Canto 49”

Timothy H. Scherman, “Towards a New Translation of Canto III”

Reed Way Dasenbrock, “Cantos 72 and 73: What Kind of Textbook?”

Francis J. Bosha, “Hemingway and MacLeish on Pound: A Consideration of a Certain Unpublished Correspondence”

Barbara Will, “Pound’s Feminine Other: A Reading of Canto 29”

The Reviewer

Tim Redman (Jean-Michel Rabaté, Language Sexuality and Ideology in Ezra Pound’s Cantos)

D. M. Hooley (Pound/Zukofsky: Selected Letters of Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky, ed. Barry Ahearn)

This cover is a pen and ink drawing of Ezra Pound at St. Elizabeth’s. A note from the original editors: “If anyone can figure out the signature, please let us know.”

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