- Scope and Contents
The Achilles Fang Papers document the professional and personal relationship between Achilles Fang and Ezra Pound. The papers consist of correspondence and writings, most of which date from between 1950 and 1954. The correspondence principally concerns Fang's efforts to assist Pound in the transliteration of Chinese characters and in the publication of his Confucian translations. Writings include galley proofs of and Fang's introduction to Pound's The Classic Anthology as Defined by Confucious. The bulk of the writings are drafts of Fang's doctoral dissertation, "Material for the Study of Pound's Cantos."
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Achilles Fang Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Ilse M. Fang on the Ezra Pound Fund, 1997. Gift of Ilse M. Fang, 1997.
Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, 1947-1958. II. Writings, 1954-1956.