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The Poets of Rapallo: How Mussolini's Italy shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writers

Lauren Arrington


Why did poets from the United States, Britain, and Ireland gather in a small town in Italy during the early years of Mussolini’s regime? These writers were—or became—some of the most famous poets of the twentieth century. What brought them together, and what did they hope to achieve? The Poets of Rapallo is about the conversations, collaborations, and disagreements among Ezra and Dorothy Pound, W.B. and George Yeats, Richard Aldington and Brigit Patmore, Thomas MacGreevy, Louis Zukofsky, and Basil Bunting. Drawing on their correspondence, diaries, drafts of poems, sketches and photographs, thi ... More

Keywords: modernism, fascism, poetry, late modernism, Yeats, Pound, Bunting, Zukofsky, Aldington, MacGreevy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198846543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198846543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauren Arrington, author
Professor of English, Maynooth University