terça-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2015

Ezra Pound

"Ezra was the most generous writer I have ever known and the most disinterested. He helped poets, painters, sculptors and prose writers that he believed in and he would help anyone whether he believed in them or not if they were in trouble. He worried about everyone and in the time when I first knew him he was most worried about T. S. Eliot who, Ezra told me, had to work in a bank in London and so had insufficient time and bad hours to function as a poet. 

Ezra founded something called Bel Esprit with Miss Natalie Barney who was a rich American woman and a patroness of the arts. [...].

The idea of Bel Esprit was that we would all contribute a part of whatever we earned to provide a fund to get Mr. Eliot out of the bank so he would have money to write poetry. This seemed like a good idea to me and after we had got Mr. Eliot out of the bank Ezra figured we would go right straight along and fix up everybody."

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). A Moveable Feast. London: Granada, 1984, p. 76 (It concerns the years 1921 to 1926 in Paris).

Foto: Ezra Pound (1885-1972), poeta americano, em 1923, em seu estúdio em Paris

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