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the Tentation saint Antoine,celebrate a whore turned priestess? And is not 'the de didacticism of the Cantos... but an extension of the extravagant claims made by the decadents for their livres'(p. 193)?And did Pound not, like the Decadents, delight in beautifully-printed books (pp. 84, 5 )? But Pound, we are told, had not the understandingof the Symbolists:he had the 'primitivebelief that the word can be at one with the real' (p. Ii). Now it is quite true that Pound sometimesseems to suggestone can be 'accurate'by fittingone word to one the thing. But his practicecontradictsthis, in criticismor in translation: unit is the line, or the paragraph, and the 'reality' evoked by it depends on the configurationof the whole (often one finds that a phrase like 'lack of intelligence'in his prose has been occasioned by someone's looking at words one by one). Again, it is true that his talk about writing-skillsseems to presuppose that they aim at simple realities:Flaubert trained Maupassant, Pound often said, by... [continues]
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