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Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound
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Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Anne Conover

Abstract

A loving and admiring companion to literary titan Ezra Pound for half a century, concert violinist Olga Rudge (1895–1996) was the muse who inspired the poet to complete his epic poem, The Cantos, and the mother of his only daughter, Mary. This biography offers a full portrait of Olga Rudge, drawing for the first time on her extensive unpublished personal notebooks and correspondence. It explores Rudge's relationship with Pound, her influence on his life and career, and her perspective on many details of his controversial life, as well as her own musical career as a violinist and musicologist a ... More

Keywords: Olga Rudge, correspondence, Rudge–Pound letters, treason, Ezra Pound, musical career, musicologist, Vivaldi, Fascist sympathies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780300087031
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300087031.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Conover, author