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Ezra Pound Radio Speeches

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Radio Speeches from World War II, Originally Broadcast over Shortwave Radio from Rome

Speech entitled "Power," recorded by the U.S. Government on Feb. 19, 1942

#11, Feb. 19, 1942, p. 39ff. in the Leonard Dobb edition, see below

(13:40): MP3

Speech entitled "The Pattern", recorded by the U.S. Government on March 30, 1942

#21, March 30, 1942, pp. 78 ff. in the Leonard Doob edition, see below

complete recording (6:06): MP3

Speech entitled "With Phantoms", recorded by the U.S. Government on May 18, 1942

complete recording (6:45): MP3

Speeches on E.E. Cummings

#40 in the Doob edition of Ezra Pound Speaking (see link below): (May 21, 1942), pp. 141-142, “E.E. Cummings Examined.” Full "Reading B" (LOC) (20:49): MP3


  • Benjamin Friedlander on Radio Broadcasts: PDF
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Text from speeches:
Ezra Pound Speaking –– Radio Speeches of World War II, ed. Leonard W. Doob (Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1978: PDF

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