The crucial thing about art is that it tell the truth.
I don't think Eliot played Possum.
On 11 Oct 2015 6:11 am, "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Oct 2015 02:12:21 -0700, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > So CR, any idea why Pound nicknamed Eliot Ol' Possum?
> I took 60% of this query (why Pound nicknamed Eliot Ol' Possum) and stuck it into Google. The first hit explained it:
> The second hit was scholarly:
> The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language, and Twentieth-century Literature
> By Michael North
> Old Possum and Brer Rabbit: Pound and Eliot's Racial Masquerade
> Rick Parker