Books: Unpegged Pound

A DRAFT OF XXX CANTOS—Ezra Pound—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

Though Thomas Stearns Eliot is now the mummified god of a large school of present-day poetasters, where two or three literary lights are gathered together the name of another U. S. poet-expatriate is apt to be murmured with more respect. Less popular, less memorably chantable than Poet Eliot's neatly allusive threnodies, poems by Pound are trademarked by no less scholarship, by language that is both more violent and more obscure. A cat that walks by himself, tenaciously unhousebroken and very unsafe for children,...

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