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Auden on No-Platforming Pound
In 1945, when Bennett Cerf of Random House was preparing An Anthology of Famous English and American Poetry, he omitted twelve early poems by Ezra Pound included in a 1927 anthology on which the new book had been based. W.H. Auden, one of Cerf’s authors, wrote Cerf some letters about this that may still be clarifying today.
February 27, 2019
An Interview with Zhang Shihe
Zhang Shihe: Mao ordered young people to the countryside. I was sent to work on the Xi’an to Qinghai railway, with some 26,000 others. Most were broken when they came home. Today, they have children and grandchildren, but thousands died prematurely after coming back. These old guys don’t want that forgotten.
January 30, 2019
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