FICTION ABOUT POUND
(list compiled by Archie Henderson, November 2017, updated 5 March 2021)
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]
Babyn, André. "Ezra Pound Loses His Dog." Half A Grapefruit Magazine, October 7, 2019. Free online.
Barthelme, Donald. The King. New York: Harper & Row, 1990
Bass, Cynthia. Maiden Voyage. New York: Villard, 1996
Baxter, Charles. "The Old Fascist in Retirement." A Relative Stranger: Stories. New York: W.W. Norton, 1990. Rpt. in The Story Behind the Story: 26 Writers and How They Work, eds. Peter Turchi and Andrea Barrett; with an introd. by Richard Russo. New York and London: W.W. Norton, 2004, pp. 63-77, followed by Baxter's discussion of the story, pp. 78-82.
Binelli, Mark. Sacco and Vanzetti must Die! Normal, Ill., and London: Dalkey Archive Press, 2006
Butler, Robert Olen. The Hemingway Valise. New York: Mysterious Bookshop, 2018
Carlile, Clancy. The Paris Pilgrims: A Novel. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1999
Chapman, Con. "Me and Ezra Pound, Back Home Again in Indiana." Gerbil News Network, January 27, 2019. Free online. Rpt. in Chapman, Dead Writers Make More Money (Kindle format, 2020).
Clarke, John. The Tournament. London: Robinson, 2003
Cournos, John. Babel. New York, Boni and Liveright, 1922
H. D. Asphodel. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1992 [Pound as the poet George Lowndes]
H. D. Bid Me to Live, A Madrigal. New York, Grove Press  [Pound as Lett Barnes]
H. D. HERmione. New York: New Directions, 1981 [written in 1927; Pound as the poet George Lowndes]
H. D. Paint It Today. New York and London: New York University Press, 1992 [written in 1921; Pound as Raymond]
H. D. 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]
Davenport, Guy. "C. Musonius Rufus." The Hudson Review 29.1 (Spring 1976): 19-44. Rpt. in Davenport, Da Vinci's Bicycle: Ten Stories. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979, pp. 10-37.
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.
Drew, Cynthia. Red Mansions: A Novel. McKinleyville, California: Fithian Press, 2014
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
McLain, Paula. The Paris Wife: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, 2011
Navarro, Justo. El espía. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2011
O'Connor, Nuala. Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce. New York: Harper Perennial, 2021
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.
Salven, Ed. In Search of the Illuminati: A Novel. Seattle, WA: Finial, 2009
Sardelli, Federico Maria. L'affare Vivaldi. Palermo: Sellerio, 2015
Smith, Rob Magnuson. "How Daniel Zimmerman Kept Ezra Pound Up All Night (II)." Notes from the Underground 3 (March 2009): 10-12
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]