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Ezra Pound, father and teacher : discretions

Author: Mary de Rachewiltz
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2005.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 1029
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mary de Rachewiltz's autobiographical account, Ezra Pound, Father and Teacher, which first appeared as a New Directions Paperbook in 1975, is now reissued with a new afterword by the author. Set against the background of Fascist Italy and the Tyrolean Alps where she spent the early years of her childhood, the story Ezra Pound's daughter tells movingly reveals a side of the poet which is seldom touched upon, that of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ezra Pound; Ezra Pound; Mary de Rachewiltz; Ezra Pound; Mary de Rachewiltz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary de Rachewiltz
ISBN: 0811216470 9780811216470
OCLC Number: 61229685
Description: 316 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Montage of concert programs --
Moidile, November 1925 --
Der Herr at Gais, 1927 --
Moidile is given a violin, 1927 --
With Mamme and Margit, Gais 1928 --
Tattile and Moidile, Gais 1928 --
Olga Rudge, 1928 --
With Homer and Ezra Pound, 1929 --
Jakob and Johanna Marcher --
The Kirchtamichl --
Mamile and Frau Langenham, Meran 1935 --
The Sama family --
Venice 1935 --
Shepherdess 1936 --
La Quiete, Florence 1937 --
Casa 60, Sant' Ambrogio --
At Sant' Ambrogio, 1941 --
Neuhaus, Gais --
Brunnenburg --
At Brunnenburg with the family, 1959 --
Tattile and Tatte in Gais, 1960 --
Gais 1960: Loisl, Walter, Tattile and Tatte --
Ezra Pound with his grandson.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 1029
Responsibility: Mary de Rachewiltz ; with a new afterword : From this mountain the seed, by the author.

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"Mary de Rachewiltz's autobiographical account, Ezra Pound, Father and Teacher, which first appeared as a New Directions Paperbook in 1975, is now reissued with a new afterword by the author. Set against the background of Fascist Italy and the Tyrolean Alps where she spent the early years of her childhood, the story Ezra Pound's daughter tells movingly reveals a side of the poet which is seldom touched upon, that of devoted father, and at the same time serves to illuminate many of the more difficult, personal passages of The Cantos. But the book is more than a mere memoir, for Mary de Rachewiltz is an accomplished poet and translator in her own right, guided in her craft under her father's tutelage; through her stylized, often oblique prose technique we are enabled to appreciate more deeply Pound's inner anguish during the war years and the strains put upon him by the circumstances of his life. Many of the scenes described are illustrated with photographs, while the narrative itself gleams with lines from The Cantos that light up the events of the author's life as her life lights up the poetry. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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