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FICTION ABOUT POUND

(list compiled by Archie Henderson, November 2017, updated 13 November 2020)

 

 

Note: The following list includes works of fiction or fictionalized autobiography in which Pound appears as a character under his own name or under one assigned to him by the author.  Some of these works are listed in Ira B. Nadel, "The Lives of Pound," in Ezra Pound in Context, ed. Ira B. Nadel (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), p. 166.

 

 

[Spero, Leopold].  Panorama. New York: Hillman-Curl, Inc., 1935

Aiken, Conrad.  Ushant: An Essay.  New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1952

Aldington, Richard.  "Nobody's Baby."  Soft Answers.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1932 [the character Charlesmagne Cox, a musician, is modeled on Pound]

Aldington, Richard.  Death of a Hero.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1929 [the character Frank Upjohn, a painter, is modeled on Pound]

Barthelme, Donald. The King.  New York: Harper & Row, 1990

Clarke, John.  The Tournament.  London: Robinson, 2003

Cournos, John.  Babel.  New York, Boni and Liveright, 1922

D., H.  Asphodel. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1992 [Pound as the poet George Lowndes]

D., H.  Bid Me to Live, A Madrigal.  New York, Grove Press [1960] [Pound as Lett Barnes]

D., H.  HERmione. New York: New Directions, 1981 [written in 1927; Pound as the poet George Lowndes]

D., H.  Paint It Today.  New York and London: New York University Press, 1992 [written in 1921; Pound as Raymond]

D., H. The Sword Went Out to Sea (Synthesis of a Dream), by Delia Alton.  Ed. and Intro. Cynthia Hogue and Julie Vandivere.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007 [written in 1946-7; Pound as Allen Flint]

Davey, Kevin. Playing Possum.  Ipswich, Suffolk: Aaaargh! Press, 2017

Davis, Lydia. "Claim to Fame #1: My Relationship to Ezra Pound." Miracle Monocle 9 (Spring 2017). Free online.

Engel, Howard.  Murder in Montparnasse. Woodstock: Overlook Press, 1999

"(Fictional) Correspondence between Ezra Pound and George Antheil." Musical Geography, 2015.  Free online.

Findley, Timothy.  "Daybreak at Pisa." Dinner Along the Amazon.  Markham, Ont.: Penguin, 1984

Findley, Timothy.  Famous Last Words. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1981

Fowler, Therese Anne.  Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013

Izzo, David.  "The Saga Of Nathan Twine: An Ezra Pound Of Flesh."  Parentheses Journal 1 (March 30, 2017).  Free online.

Jason. The Left Bank Gang. Seattle, Wash.: Fantagraphics Books, 2005

Leonard, Elmore.  Pronto.  New York: Delacorte Press, 1993

Lewis, Wyndham.  "Doppelgänger: A Story."  Encounter 2.1 (Jan. 1954): 23-33

Lynford, Lloyd.  "The Quality of the Affection, Part One." [a fiction based on the life of Olga Rudge]. Granta 122 (Winter 2013), Online Edition. See also here and here.

Lynford, Lloyd.  "The Quality of the Affection, Part Two.Granta 122 (Winter 2013), Online Edition. See also here.

McLain, Paula.  The Paris Wife: A Novel.  New York: Ballantine Books, 2011

Navarro, Justo.  El espía.  Barcelona: Anagrama, 2011

Parry, Jim.  "Prologue: 1971-1972."  Podium Literary Journal (92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center) 9 (ca. 2011). Free online.

Polek, Nicolette.  "Winners." New York Tyrant, July 12, 2017. Free online. Rpt. in Polek, Imaginary Museums: Stories. New York: Soft Skull, 2020.

Preston, Alex.  In Love and War.  London: Faber & Faber, 2014

Pron, Patricio.  No derrames tus lágrimas por nadie que viva en estas calles.  Barcelona: Literatura Random House, 2016.  Trans. into English by Mara Faye Lethem as Don't Shed Your Tears for Anyone Who Lives on These Streets. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Ríos, Julián.  Poundemonium. Barcelona: Edicions del Mall, 1986

Robinson, Daniel.  Death of a Century: A Novel of the Lost Generation.  New York: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2015

Ross, Orna. Dancing in the Wind. 2019? "A Historical Literary Dinner with Ezra and Dorothy Pound, WB Yeats, Iseult Gonne and Georgie Hyde Lees." Excerpt.

Sardelli, Federico Maria.  L'affare Vivaldi.  Palermo: Sellerio, 2015

Stead, C.K.  Villa Vittoria.  Auckland, N.Z.: Penguin Books, 1997

Stern, Richard. Stitch.  New York: Harper & Row, 1965. Stern comments on the book in James Marcus's interview with Stern, "Brief Encounter: Richard Stern," House of Mirth, August 2, 2005. Free online.

Stuart, Francis.  Black List, Section H.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1971

Wieland, Liza.  Quickening: Stories.  Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 2011 ["The Girl with the Radium Eyes," "Pound in Venice"]

Wilkinson, Louis.  The Buffoon.  New York: A.A. Knopf, 1916 [the character Raoul Root is modeled on Pound]

 

 

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