Seeing the Italian Alps
August 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
Erin, our fearless founder, is a great creative nonfiction writer, which is why we occasionally feature short pieces about people talking up their personal experiences. Here, a writer discusses traveling to the Italian Alps to meet Mary de Rachewilz, Ezra Pound’s daughter. There is so much in this piece we are jealous of. First, we would love to take a trip to the Alps. And we would love for the chance to hang out in a castle (where Rachewilz’s lives and where Pound wrote some of his last Cantos and thus became the site of the Ezra Pound Center for Literature.) And then there are all the creature comforts of the place: long hikes on the Alpine trail, sleeping in haylofts, eating a special type of local strawberry, thinning out a vegetable garden.