1965, Patricia Hutchins, Ezra Pound’s Kensington, Handwritten Insert


This book is written in a chatty style of reminiscences of largely trivial details of Pound’s digs in Kensington, his movements, habits, and associations with other literati based in and around London at the time of the birth of “Modernism. It was written with Pound’s permission and he contributed various letters back and forth with Hutchens regarding material for the book while still interned at St. Elizabeth’s.

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Patricia Hutchins

Ezra Pound’s Kensington


Published by Faber and Faber London in 1965

With and Insert typed and handwritten additional Information about the address

Original Hard Binding with Dust Jacket

180 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates

Fine cloth copy in a fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust-wrapper

Remains particularly well-preserved overall, tight, bright, clean and strong

The author was a long-time friend and correspondent of Pound for many years and apparently took it upon herself in the early 60’s to write a biographical text on Pound’s time in London as her original thesis, but eventually left off her efforts at about 1913. Pound was in London until 1919. Shortly after the WWI he left and never returned. So although the story covers 1885 (Pound’s birth) until 1913, the bulk of it is about the events of 1908-1913 and covers the period of Pound’s work and activities when he was (mostly) staying in the Kensington area of Greater London. The book was published in 1965. The author had previously written another similar style book on Joyce’s Dublin in 1950.

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