Unformatted text preview: only recognize him as a forebear of whom I ought to be proud. As for Whitman, I read him (in many parts) with acute pain, but when I write of certain things I find myself using his rhythms. Mentally I am a Whitman who has learned to wear a collar and a dress shirt (although at times inimical to both) . ... And, to be frank, Whitman is to my fatherland . .. what Dante is to Italy . ..” -Pound, on Whitman...
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- Fall '07
- Writing, T.S. Eliot Pound, exceedingly nauseating pill