Unique individuals of fiery temperament, Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound made an odd pair on the streets of 1920s Paris. If the elder cane-carrying Pound appeared the out-of-date poet, Hemingway was the epitome of his generation’s Flaming Youth. Meeting on the high ground of art, these two literary giants formed a friendship that survived until Hemingway’s death. During their short time together in Paris, Pound edited Hemingway’s early work.
Over decades Hemingway considered Pound a major poet and read The Cantos as they appeared in little magazines and published volumes. Eventually living in countries half a world apart, Hemingway and Pound maintained a lively and sometimes contentious correspondence. When Pound was incarcerated in America for his World War II broadcasts over Radio Rome, Hemingway played a vital role in freeing his old poet friendthe man who edited his early work, the “good game guy” whose wit and brilliance he never forgot. This narrative of a friendship lays bare the triumphs and tragedies of two giants of modern literature.
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About the Author
Professional musician and author John Cohassey has written numerous biographical and cultural entries for Gale Research. He lives in Pontiac, Michigan.
Table of Contents
1 Crossing Paths in Paris 5
2 A Modernist Apprenticeship 16
3 Among Pound's Constellation 22
4 Little Magazines 33
5 Transatlantic Paris 54
6 Ascendant Star, Poet Outlier 66
7 Fame and World Crisis 77
8 Friends on Different Shores 84
9 Two Voices, Two Men 94
10 United Fronts, Divided Friendships 104
11 Wordsmiths in Wartime 116
12 An Exile's Return 134
13 "A Good Year to release poets" 142
Conclusion: the Snows of Yesteryear 159
Chapter Notes 163