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WILLIAMS, William Carlos. Typed letter signed ("Williams"), to Arioste Lonchard, Rutherford, N.J., 6 November 1947. One page, 4to, tan quarter morocco slipcase.

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WILLIAMS, William Carlos. Typed letter signed ("Williams"), to Arioste Lonchard, Rutherford, N.J., 6 November 1947. One page, 4to, tan quarter morocco slipcase.

A FASCINATING LETTER ON WILLIAMS' FEELINGS FOR EZRA POUND. Williams admits to the writer Arioste Lonchard that "Perhaps I shall never be able to make up my mind as to what section of Ezra's mind has always been missing for an important section of it is, I am sure, just not there and never has been there. This lack, as so often happens, highlights the remainder of the content: a riderless horse among the other racers. But I'm sure it doesn't make much difference when we talk of EP's value as a poet or even as a man. He's good, good in himself, very good, a genius as man and poet. But I can't follow him as he almost insists that I and everyone else should... As a musician I have never seen anything in Pound worth paying the least attention to, music his his despairing obsession--but for EP music is time. Well, so it is. There is a great confusion here--let's not go off the deep end unless we intend it..."
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