Introduction; Part I. A moralist and thence an economist; 1. A. R. Orage and the education of a poet; 2. C. H. Douglas and social credit; 3. The writer-critic, 1930-1; 4. The turn to Fascism; 5. The discovery of Gesell; Part II. Pound's Worlds at War: 6. The wizard in general practice; 7. The Second World War; 8. The republic of Salo and left-wing Fascism; Selected Bibliography; Index.
This fascinating account of Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism allows the reader to understand the causes and results of Pound's ideology and actions.
"...an important book for Pound scholarship, and an extremely
useful book for anyone interested in the political and ideological
history of the first half of this century....As a piece of literary
historical scholarship, the book is exemplary, and ought to put an
end once and for all to denials of Pound's political heresy."
"...he is always informative and often ground-breaking, leading us a good deal closer to an understanding of Pound's political evolution." Paideuma