Friday, October 13, 2006


Ezra Pound on Homer

Hugh Kenner, The Pound Era (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971), p. 559:
He listened to a lengthy exposition of the Homer de nos jours, the formulaic Homer of Milman Parry and Lord, a Homer improvising with interchangeable parts, a wealth of formulae to fill out the meter; and replied with a wicked twinkle, "But that doesn't explain why Homer is so much better than everyone else."

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