Pound, Hemingway, and the Inquest Series
Reconstructs the complex and interrelated composition and publication of Hemingway’s in our time and Pound’s A Draft of XVI Cantos (1925). Beall details Pound’s supervision and editing of the Inquest series for Three Mountains Press, a project aimed at exploring modernist prose in the wake of Joyce’s Ulysses (1922). Drawing on correspondence, biographies, manuscripts, and other sources, Beall speculates on Pound’s influence on the young Hemingway’s developing modernist aesthetic through his editing of in our time, which appeared as the final volume in the series. Points to Hemingway’s extensive revisions of chapter 16, Maera’s death narrative, as evidence of Pound’s tutelage. Includes a discussion of the publisher’s original design plans for the volume’s cover and chapters.
Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics