[lit-ideas] pound

  • From: Adriano Palma <Palma@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:26:45 +0000

The bridge or not, is interesting since Pound knew how to write, the huge 
majority of the other anti-Semitic assholes never knew their ways. Leon Bloy 
much less that destouches/celine, Heidegger and the philosophers are off the 
charts since they could write their signature

From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Edward Farrell
Sent: 14 February 2015 04:51
To: Omar Kusturica
Cc: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Fwd: Re: Pound's treason


So one day you build a bridge and people are happily driving over it, getting 
to work and going home. Then you go out and get caught selling nuclear weapons 
to terrorists.

Should the bridge now be torn down?

Friday, February 13, 2015, 6:24:34 PM, you wrote:

How profound, didn't the art come from the man ?


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike Geary 
Date: Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 3:19 AM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Pound's treason
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for sending that, Robert.  The conflict between art and artist can be a 
sticky wicket, I agree -- especially when it concerns such serious moral 
questions as Pound's treason, but even in that case I say condemn the man, not 
his art -- his art in my encounter of it then belongs to me and my world. His 
crime does not.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Robert Paul 
<rpaul@xxxxxxxx<mailto:rpaul@xxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Lawrence quotes from Wikipedia.

In the late 1940s, when the poet Ezra Pound was incarcerated in St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital on treason charges against the US, he corresponded with Mullins. In 
their correspondence, Mullins exclaimed "THE JEWS ARE BETRAYING US", in a 
letter written on Aryan League of America stationery.

Pound was never convicted of treason. He was found to be of unsound mind, 
incapable of understanding the court proceedings or of taking part in his own 
defense. Immediately after the trial he was taken to St Elizabeth'sHospital: 
'insane.' He remained there for twelve years. (The Federal prosecutors 
apparently did not present their case with much vigor.)

I believe the best account of what happened to Pound, after he was arrested by 
the US, in Italy, and ended
up in St Elizabeth's, is an article by Robert Wernick. But of course, that's 
only what I believe.


Robert Paul

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