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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

by Ezra Pound

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Yeah, so it turns out that Pound was eventually tried for treason by the U.S. because he made anti-American radio broadcasts in support of Mussolini, the fascist dictator of Italy. Maybe dude should've compromised on his principles after all. (Source.)

After being convicted of treason, Pound was actually able to avoid prison by making a successful plea for insanity. Yikes. (Source.)

Pound was a big fan of the famous Irish poet William Butler Yeats. He actually worked as Yeats' secretary and later served as best man at the dude's wedding. (Source.)

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