Monday, October 07, 2019

Time Flies

From Wikipedia, I see that the real Ezra Pound was not much different from his alter ego, Extra Pound.

On a fellowship at Penn in 1907, Ezra Pound attended lectures in the English Department, where he soon alienated Felix Schelling, the department head. He would wind an enormous tin watch very slowly while Schelling lectured on Shakespeare. Schelling told him that he was wasting everyone's time and did not renew the fellowship.

I thought that was a rather clever comeback by Schelling, that pun on wasted time, assuming the accuracy of the Wikipedia entry on Pound.



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