Mudcat Café message #123872 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4716   Message #123872
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
14-Oct-99 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Research Project
Subject: RE: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Reasearch Project

Pound did not recant to get clemency--

Old Uncle Ez was punished harshly for his words--first he was incarcerated for many months in what amounted to a tin box in Pisa, then brought to the US, tried for treason, and sentenced to a mental institution, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, here in Washington, where he spent about 12 years--

His expressions of error were made in the last years of his life, well after all the battles concercing his literary reputation were over, and in Italy, where there was nothing to be gained--