EZRA POUND CENTER FOR LITERATURE
Brunnenburg Castle, Italy
July 2 - July 28, 2004
Dates are subject to
Brunnenburg Castle, Merano, Italy
The University of New Orleans is pleased to offer the rare
opportunity to study the works of Ezra Pound, one of the 20th Century's most influential, innovative and controversial poets.
Additionally, a creative poetry writing workshop will be offered. The Brunnenburg Castle in Northern Italy served as Pound's residence
during his later years and is currently the home of his grandson, Dr. Siegfried de Rachewiltz.
THESE UNIQUE SEMINARS INCLUDE:
- An intensive study of Pound's works.
- Lectures by Pound's daughter, Mary de Rachewiltz.
- Access to the extensive Pound archives.
- Creative poetry writing workshop and tutorials.
- Program under the direction of Dr. John Gery.
- Three weeks in a medieval castle compound in the Italian Alps.
"The massive land is restless. Subterranean water jets and pours down hillsides. Springs gave a name to one castle built in 1244 on Roman foundations located above a sheer drop where the valley widens: the Castle at the Well, Castel Fontana, Schloss Brunnenburg . . .
Brunnenburg, with vine terraces on its slopes and a family in its farmhouse to work its
modest lands, occupied in the 1950's by Prince Boris de Rachewiltz,
an Italian Egyptologist . . . His correspondence with Ezra Pound
commenced because he had married Pound's daughter. And Brunnenburg, in July 1958,
was the poet's place of return from his Washington exile. He was
installed in the tower room below the top one; the archives came up
from Rapallo; the Gaudier sketch went on the wall; the Gaudier head
was carried by strong men into the garden; he made chairs, shelves,
a long table; he set to work on the final typescript of
Thrones; he drafted bits for the last run of Cantos. .
. . He felt good, he estimated, for 20 more years. "At last I have
found a setting."
From The Pound Era by Hugh Kenner
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