2.18.2008

fresh cut from POETICS, Michael Heller

I say that­in keeping with the analysis so many
others have made­that the “multicultural” IS an
“illusion,” an illusion because what looks like
polyvocality says the same thing over and
over. This is not just my idea, but that of so
many of the best commentators on Pound. Again,
you take a point that I consider to be worth
speculating about and turn it into something hard
and fast. I say a question is begged as to
“whether Poundian techniques, in particular the
cultural plundering, revising and activity of
selection induced by the search for history’s
repeats, the absence of a clearly defined
authorial voice, tend to undermine fascist
tendencies or aid in furthering them.”
It’s a question--

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