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Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)

Auction:
2256
Lot:
42
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$881$750

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Books & Manuscripts - 2256
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 21, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Pound, Ezra (1885-1972), Autograph postcard signed, postmarked October 29th, 1936, to David Hennessy about Father Coughlin, a fellow fascist, "Thanks very much for copy of Father Coughlin's MONEY, which I am very glad to have. quotations at end very useful. INFAMY that they aren't in all school histories. Are you in position to fight the idiocy of the educational system and help toward reform at least of teaching of history? Cordially yours Ezra Pound," (very good). Note: Pound was widely admired as a writer and thinker but roundly criticized for his persistent beliefs in fascism and anti-Semitism. Arrested by the Allies after World War II, he was deemed mentally unstable and confined to an asylum.
Estimate $400-500

Keywords

Ezra Pound, David Hennessy, idiocy, American poets, Coughlin, Human migration, T. S. Eliot

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