BK. Ezra Pound


94. Eliot, T. S. Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry. New York: Knopf, 1918.

Eliot admires Pound’s work with the nô, but it is ‘not so important’ as his work with Chinese poetry: ‘the attitude is less usual to us; the work is not so solid, [or] so firm’; Cathay (15), Eliot believes will ‘rank with the “Sea-Farer” in the future among Mr. Pound’s original work’, but the nô ‘will rank among his translations’, for ‘it is rather a dessert’ after the Chinese poems. Reprinted in Eliot’s To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings (London: Faber & Faber, 1965).







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