Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 343

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
WRITING FROM AN INSANE ASYLUM EZRA POUND. Autograph postcard Signed, "EP," to James "Arioste" Finley, in pencil: "Thats better / some of 'em dead / & others hollow / but that wasn't / the point." 1 page, 12mo; minor creases. Washington, 18 November 1947 [from postmark]

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In 1945, Pound was arrested in Italy, charged with treason, deemed unfit for trial and sent to Washington, DC, where he was detained in St. Elizabeths Hospital for the insane until 1958, when he was released by the efforts of his friends.