BBC Radio 3, Sunday, 20 Jul 2008, 21:30.“To mark 2008’s 50th anniversary of his release, historian Sean Street investigates how Ezra Pound, one of the 20th century’s most important poets, was accused of treason by the US Government and held for years in a mental hospital after he made a series of anti-American and anti-Semitic […]
He created a complex system of spirituality, using the image of interlocking gyres (similar to spiral cones) to map out the development and reincarnation of the soul….…He published his intricate theories of personality and history in A Vision in 1925 (which he substantially revised in 1937), and some of the symbolic patterns (gyres, moon phases) […]
By what miracles of linguistic mastery and literary imagination could Chinese characters be made to capture Joyce’s mind-bending manipulations of the alphabet? By what subtleties of cross-cultural understanding could the specificities of Ireland and its mythologies be translated for a Chinese audience? — http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/13/james-joyce-china-bloomsday-chinese-reputation …the alphabet vs. the equation….?
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