I think this is a Jamesian quibble. No one thinks Pound held a gun at
Eliot's head and forced him to cut or die. We know he told him many
parts should be cut, and Eliot accepted the editing.
No one has to accept editing, true. But it was Pound who identified
this to be cut.
I don't care it you want to change the words because the facts are well
known. A la James--it only makes a difference if it makes a
difference, and it doesn't.
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I know we've had this quibble before, but, in contrary
to what you say this post (Revulsion) about Pound,
"[It was Pound who removed this stuff from TWL.]"
Pound did not, properly, remove anything from TWL. He
gave Eliot suggestions, and Eliot himself decided what
to alter and expunge; sometimes acting on Pound's
advice, sometimes disregarding it.