I have not read it, and I am glad to know about it. If Pound read it, Eliot must have known about it. The term "dissociation" was very common in psychological works then, but it was displaced by Freud's "repression" later. I think it is more helpful.
I will look this up.
>>> Richard Seddon <[log in to unmask]> 11/20/2007 12:18 PM >>>
In flailing about amongst my Pound books this morning I came across the
small book "The Psychology of Insanity" by Bernard Hart. Hart is the
psychologist that Pound read while developing his ideas of the Image.
Have you read in this book Hart's chapter, " Dissociation"? Hart
originally wrote the book in 1912 and it proved immensely popular. My copy
is the 3rd edition reprinted in 1923. I don't recall ever seeing Hart
referred to by Eliot or by any Eliot scholars. If you have not seen it
perhaps it would aid in your studies of TSE's mental issues.
I studied the book while trying to get a grasp on just what Pound was
talking about so cryptically when he wrote about the Image.