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Having read all the responses,  and your excellent find on Wren's Nest,  I still have not seen mention of St. Louis, Lewey.
P.

On 11 Oct 2015 6:11 am, "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> On Sun, 11 Oct 2015 02:12:21 -0700, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
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> > So CR,  any idea why Pound nicknamed Eliot Ol' Possum? 
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> I took 60% of this query (why Pound nicknamed Eliot Ol' Possum) and stuck it into Google. The first hit explained it: 
>    http://www.wrensnest.org/make-it-new-the-uncle-remus-inspired-letters-of-t-s-eliot-and-ezra-pound/ 
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> 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 
>    https://books.google.com/books?id=urxqG-ibZQ4C&pg=PA77&lpg=PA77 
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> Regards, 
>    Rick Parker