Three Presences: Yeats, Eliot, Pound

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					Three Presences: Yeats, Eliot, Pound
Denis Donoghue
The Hudson Review; Winter 2010; 62, 4; Docstoc
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Description: On April 2, 1916 William Butler Yeats's At the Hawk's Well received its first performance in Lady Emerald Cunard's drawing room in Cavendish Square London before an invited guests included Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. This may have been the only afternoon on which Yeats, Eliot, and Pound were together in the same room. Samuel Beckett wrote a play, like At the Hawk's Well, about waiting. In Happy Days Winnie utters the first line of At the Hawk's Well, "I call to the eye of the mind," one of many literary allusions that she recalls--or rather, that Beckett recalls on her behalf. Here, Donoghue draws a loose connection between these occasions to suggest a literary context for the relation he proposes to describe: Yeats and Eliot, Yeats and Pound.
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