The Corner

Pound Hall–Corrected

Innumerable readers has pointed out that Pound Hall at the University of

Nebraska is named not for Ezra Pound but for Louise Pound (its full name

being Louise Pound Hall), wife of Nathan Roscoe Pound and distinguished

alumna herself. Here’s a page about her.

One reader, henceforth my Nebraska Guy, adds: “Not sure about if she held

any views comparable to those of Ezra Pound, although I’m told fellow famous

Nebraska Willa Cather had a serious crush on Louise Pound while they both

attended school here. I suppose Freud would read something into the fact

that Cather and Pound Hall are connected but why go there?”


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