'"Who am I?" Joseph Macleod's Transatlantic Connections and the Search for an Identity'. Symbiosis 12.1

Author: Fountain, James


A Humanities-Ebooks ‘Reprint’, 2010. 22 pages, PDF  file size 267k. Printing allowed, copying disabled

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This essay was originally published in Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, Volume 12.1 (April 2008).

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Joseph Macleod, Beauty and the Beast, The Ecliptic, Foray of Centaurs, Ezra Pound, Basil Bunting, Delmore Schwartz




“The newly discovered correspondence, some of which I have included here, encompassing many of the leading poetic figures of the 1930s, forties and fifties, such as Pound, Schwartz, Williams and Rexroth, is indicative of the high regard they had for Macleod, who affected their own thinking and their own work. Eliot was inconsistent in his praise, though he was impressed with several of these works of poetic innovation. The connections Macleod made with his American contemporaries are among the most important of his time.”

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Author’s Affiliation: University of Glasgow

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