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The Resource The bughouse : the poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound, Daniel Swift

The bughouse : the poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound, Daniel Swift

Label
The bughouse : the poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound
Title
The bughouse
Title remainder
the poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Swift
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1945, the American poet Ezra Pound was due to stand trial for treason for his broadcasts in Fascist Italy during the Second World War. Before the trial could take place, however, he was pronounced insane. Escaping a possible death sentence, he was sent to St. Elizabeths Hospital near Washington, D.C., where he was held for more than a decade. At the hospital, Pound was at his most infamous, and most contradictory. He was a genius and a traitor, a great poet and a madman. He was also an irresistible figure and, in his cell on Chestnut Ward and on the elegant hospital grounds, he was visited by the major poets and writers of his time. T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, Charles Olson, and Frederick Seidel all went to sit with him. They listened to him speak and wrote of what they had seen. This was perhaps the world's most unorthodox literary salon: convened by a fascist, held in a lunatic asylum, with chocolate brownies and mayonnaise sandwiches served for tea. Pound continues to divide all who read and think of him. At the hospital, the doctors who studied him and the poets who learned from him each had a different understanding of this wild and most difficult man. Tracing Pound through the eyes of his visitors, Daniel Swift's The Bughouse tells a story of politics, madness, and modern art in the twentieth century." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Daniel
Dewey number
811/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3531.O82
LC item number
Z853 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
  • Poets, American
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Friendship
  • Mental health
  • Poets, American
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
The bughouse : the poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound, Daniel Swift
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue / Liz Bish -- 1946. Hell-hole -- Kafferty -- 1947-53. Amurika -- The bughouse -- 1954-8. The same cellar -- Casapound -- Ezuversity -- Epilogue: trying to write Paradise
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780374284046
Lccn
2017007577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn987909479
  • (OCoLC)987909479
Label
The bughouse : the poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound, Daniel Swift
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue / Liz Bish -- 1946. Hell-hole -- Kafferty -- 1947-53. Amurika -- The bughouse -- 1954-8. The same cellar -- Casapound -- Ezuversity -- Epilogue: trying to write Paradise
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780374284046
Lccn
2017007577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn987909479
  • (OCoLC)987909479

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