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Edmund Gordon and Daniel Swift

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival 5 Charlotte Square Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 4DR United Kingdom (map)

After the Second World War Ezra Pound was held for a decade at St Elizabeth's Federal Hospital for the Insane. Among those who came to see him were T S Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. As Daniel Swift remarks in The Bughouse, their writings about these visits constitutes one of the strangest of literary salons. Had she been younger, Angela Carter, the subject of Edmund Gordon's new biography and one of Britain's most imaginative writers, might have joined them. Chaired by Stuart Kelly.

Earlier Event: July 2
Bradford Literary Festival
Later Event: August 24
Colm Tóibín with Edmund Gordon