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  • ''Both Eliot and Pound condense; their best verse is weighted—Pound's, with sensual experience primarily, and Eliot's with beliefs. Where the mind's life is concerned the senses produce images, and beliefs produce dramatic cries. The condensation is important.''
    R.P. Blackmur (1904-1965), U.S. critic, poet. "Examples of Wallace Stevens," Form and Value in Modern Poetry, Doubleday (1952).
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