Pound wrote to Iris Barry in May 1916, recounting his publisher's attempt at a last-minute censorship of his forthcoming Lustra (The Letters of Ezra Pound, ed. D.D. Paige, 1951, p. 130).
[Pound remarks that 'the Lawrence fuss' has put publishers in a panic, so that Elkin Mathews had Lustra set up and then marked twenty-five poems for deletion. He adds a postscript.]
P.S. Elkin Mathews…called in Yeats to mediate and Yeats quoted Donne at him for his soul's good. I don't know what will come of it.
Professor P. Aronstein (1862-1942) of the University of Berlin published studies of BenJonson, English Renaissance drama, Charles Dickens, Thomas Carlyle, Benjamin Disraeli and Oscar Wilde, as well as an English-language textbook for foreigners, and a history of the Jews in England and America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The first of his several essays on Donne, written in German, appeared in 1916 ('John Donne und Francis Bacon', Englische Studien, 49 (1916), 360-76).
[Aronstein gives an account of Donne's association with Francis Bacon in the circle of the earl of Essex, discusses the effect on both men of Essex's rising and downfall, and relates Donne's
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Publication information: Book title: John Donne: The Critical Heritage. Volume: 2. Contributors: A. J. Smith - Editor, Catherine Phillips - Editor. Publisher: Routledge. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 396.
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