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Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Anne Conover

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A loving and admiring companion to literary titan Ezra Pound for half a century, concert violinist Olga Rudge (1895–1996) was the muse who inspired the poet to complete his epic poem, The Cantos, and ... More


The Fascist Cultural Nationalism of the Vivaldi Revival

Catherine E. Paul

in Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781942954057
eISBN:
9781781384053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954057.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Since Pound could not participate in these national projects, he devised a cultural nationalist project of his own. Chapter Five shows Pound acting the cultural administrator, albeit on a very local, ... More


Julia and Her Daughter 1895–1909: “One had the best, or one went without”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Olga Rudge's family and childhood from 1895–1909. Olga's mother, Julia O'Connell, a classical singer from New York City, married John Edgar Rudge on August 16, 1893. In ... More


Olga Triumphant 1972–1996: A Prize in the Campidoglio

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0017
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1972–1996. These include Ezra's death and funeral; the signing of a Family Agreement concerning Pound's estate in 1973, and ... More


Halcyon Days No More 1910–1918: Between the Turn of the Century and the Great War

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1910–1918. Julia O'Connell resigned her position at the Delle Sedie School and moved to Paris with her children in 1910, so that ... More


Rare and Unforgettable Little Concerts 1931–1936: “The real artist in the family”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1931–1936. These include Ezra's organization of a series of concerts in the town of Rapallo; Count Guido Chigi Saracini's offer to ... More


A Marriage That Didn't Happen 1924–1926: “The past is forgotten, the future is ominous”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1924–1926. These include Olga's complicated relationship with Ezra Pound, who was still living with his wife Dorothy; her pregnancy ... More


The Hidden Nest 1927–1928: “The house that changed my life”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1927–1928. These include Olga's performance for Premier Benito Mussolini at his residence on the via Rasella on February 22, 1927; ... More


The Last Ten Years 1962–1972: “The sea in which he floated”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1962–1972. These include Olga's reunion with Ezra; his health problems; their celebration of his eightieth birthday in Paris; and ... More


A Visitor to St. Elizabeth's 1950–1955: “Sitting on His lawn is paradise”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1950–1955. These include Olga's continued efforts to gain Ezra's release; her return to Paris and London in 1951; and her visits ... More


The Breaking Point 1929–1931: “She wants her god incarnate”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1929–1931. These include Olga's move into her new home in Venice in September 1929; her precarious financial situation with the ... More


Lost Loves 1918–1922: “We make our own tragedies”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1918–1922. Olga's reputation as a concert violinist was growing. A high point in her career at this time was an invitation to play ... More


George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the researching and reconstructing of what was perhaps the most infamous modern music event of the 20th century after Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, George Antheil's “Ballet ... More


Coda It All Coheres: “The dross falls away”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0018
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Olga Rudge's final years. Olga remained lively and alert at her one hundredth birthday party on April 13, 1995, celebrated with a concert of works by Vivaldi, the Red Priest, ... More


What Thou Lovest Well Remains 1946–1949: “J'aime, donc je suis”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1946–1949. These include Mary's decision to marry Boris Baratti; Olga's failed efforts to travel to the United States to visit ... More


Olga and Ezra in Paris 1922–1923: “Where everything in my life happened”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the first meeting of Olga Rudge and Ezra Pound in Paris in the fall of 1922. The high-spirited Olga was an obvious choice to be the receptacle of Ezra's creativity—a striking, ... More


A Piece of Ginger 1956–1962: “Between presumption and despair”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1956–1962. These include Olga's continued work at Accademia Chigiana; the renewed efforts of Ezra's friends in the literary world ... More


The Road to Hell 1945: “Four days … the happiest of my life”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life in 1945. These include the capture and interrogation of Ezra after he was deemed a traitor in contumacia (by default) by the U.S. ... More


The Red Priest of Venice 1936–1939: “Scraper of catgut and reviver of Vivaldi”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1936–1939. These include Olga's enrollment of twelve-year-old Mary in the Istituto della Signora Montalve at La Quiete, a convent ... More


The Subject Is—Wartime 1941–1945: “Two different consorts of one god”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1941–1945. These include the scarcity of food with the onset of World War II; and Olga's invitation to Ezra and Dorothy to move in ... More


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