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Was Pound left-handed?
picture in contrast to Eliot's, Pound in a sitting posture, covering his left hand with the right one. A link:
And here is Eliot:
Agreed. Thank you, Peter.
No indications that I know of. It is fairly well accepted that the right hemisphere is responsible for creativity, and physiologically we know that the left hand is "controlled" or whatever the right word is, by the right hemisphere. It is of course not the case that all artists and creative people are left handed. However, left handed artists have a leg or hand up in terms of major genius. Eg., one can make a plausible case for Michelangelo's being the greatest sculptor ever, and David's being his greatest work. When he did the statue he did not do what every sculptor does for a work that size, ie. a preliminary scale model to work out all the problems. Furthermore he accepted to work on a stone which had already been started by another sculptor for a statue of David. That is the cause for the one "flaw" in the statue, a slightly smaller than appropriate chest cavity. Also, he did the statue in some phenomenal time frame, like 48
hours straight. It's a whole since I've looked at the material so I'm not confident of the exact details. From what I have studied, that kind of phenomenal performance is limited to lefties. I'm no expert so I stand (or sit) to be corrected there too. It would stand to be reasonable to investigate whether TWL is the work of a leftie. Was
Pound left handed?
Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]
But are there any indications that TSE was naturally left-handed?
Or is it just a presumption?
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Re: Question (handedness)
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 7:36:18 PM
|Agreed. For some children that just won't work. The right hemisphere just won't cooperate.
Rickard Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> A curious guess. Some of the most creative geniuses such as
>> Michelangelo are left handed. One could speculate many
>> reasons for the left covering the right such as privacy, shyness,
>> strategic thinker, insecurity, &c., &c., &c. That E. was right handed
>> adds mystery to his genius.
>Eliot may have been naturally left-handed but raised right-handed.
> Rick Parker