Within the small and obscure field of those who follow the tale of the tribe, as defined by Robert Anton Wilson will probably already be familiar with this letter by Marshall McLuhan, to Harold Innis. In the letter McLuhan more or less drafts the trajectory RAW expands upon, with the addition of Giordano Bruno, Alfred … Continue reading Letter to Harold Innis from McLuhan, 14th March 1951.
"These lines are followed by a sequence of identity shifts involving a seal, the daughter of Lir, and other figures associated with the sea: Eleanor of Aquitaine who, through a pair of Homeric epithets that echo her name, shifts into Helen of Troy, Homer with his ear for the "sea surge", the old men of … Continue reading Imagism in the Cantos and Vorticism in the Tate
"The moon is frequently associated in the poem with creativity, while the sun is more often found in relation to the sphere of political and social activity, although there is frequent overlap between the two. From the Rock Drill sequence on, the poem's effort is to merge these two aspects of light into a unified … Continue reading The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World – review
POUND FOR POUND by Charlie Finch Today's New York Times includes a small paid obituary, which reads, in its entirety, as follows: "Omar Shakespear Pound, Died peacefully at Princeton, NJ on 2 March 2010, aged 83, after long illness. Survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughters Katharine and Oriana, grandsons Ben and Joshua." Shall we parse/deconstruct … Continue reading POUND FOR POUND "Omar Shakespear Pound"