‘Four Steps’ by Ezra Pound. Produced by D. G. Bridson.

[7 May 1958].

Carbon copy typescript, 2 pages folio, stapled at the head; folded twice but in excellent condition; from the collection of D. G. Bridson.


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Typescript of the broadcast of ‘Four Steps’, as recorded by Bridson in Washington in 1956, aired on the evening of Pound’s release from St Elizabeth’s Hospital in 1958, along with Bridson’s introductory statement, explaining the genesis of the recording. Here Pound carefully explained the four incidents in his life that demonstrated to him the manner in which the executive had exceeded its legal powers, and which led to his controversial Italian broadcasts. It was for these broadcasts that he had been charged with 19 counts of treason in 1945 and then detained as incompetent to stand trial.

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