Tag Archives: Ezra Pound

Getting to Know T.E. Lawrence “of Arabia” (1888-1935)

  The book Selected Letters of T.E. Lawrence, discussed here, is more revealing of his character than is his most famous work, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom. He also wrote and published The Mint during his subsequent service as an … Continue reading

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The Obscure Minstrel Man Who Influenced Musicians You Have Listened To

I have just read Where the Dead Voices Gather, by Nick Tosches. This extraordinary book is, among many other tangential subjects, a historical-cultural travelogue through the popular music of the years 1850-1980, using as a focal point an obscure blackface minstrel … Continue reading

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