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McLuhan compared Pound's Portrait with James' Portrait, finding, as I 
recollect, Pound's to be both more dense and with greater range. Might have 
been in McL's book of literary essays.

Ken A.

At 12:51 AM 9/6/2006, you wrote:
>From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
> > In any case, I really don't think that there
> > is any link whatever between Pound's Portrait d'un Femme and Eliot's
> > poem -- they belong to quite different worlds and quite different poetic
> > visions.
>======================================
>So much the better . They are not linked, except perhaps in the titles,
>which makes them such interesting companion pieces to bounce
>off each other. Also the approaches to perception are very worth
>comparing.
>
>There is a resonant interval between them. When brought close together
>they generate a kind of critical mass.
>
>P.