‘Penny-wise…’: Ezra Pound’s Posthumous Legacy to Fascism

  • Matthew Feldman
  • Andrea Rinaldi


This essay examines the ways in which the American émigré Ezra Pound has become a reverence points for the extreme right on both sides of the Atlantic. Feldman and Rinaldi examine how Pound contributed to activism in Britain, America and also Italy, where the recent Casa Pound movement has drawn heavily on his memory. Their essay is important both to the study of fascism and to the on-going debates on the reception of Pound within literary studies too. The Pound case reminds us that fascism is an ideology that can possess profound cultural dynamics, as well as extremist political messages, and was able to attract the considerable intellectual energies of one of the foremost modernist poets.


anti-Semitism CasaPound Eustace Mullins Ezra Pound modernism 


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  • Andrea Rinaldi

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