Ezra pound is one of the most visible and influential poets of the twentieth century he is also one of the most complex, his poetry containing historical and mythical allusions, experiments of form and style and often controversial political views yet pound's life and work continue to fascinate this introduction, first published in 2005, is. The ezra pound center for literature book series is a project dedicated to publishing a variety of scholarly and literary works relevant to ezra pound and modernism, including new critical monographs on pound and/or other modernists, scholarly studies related to pound and his legacy, edited. The american poet ezra pound was introduced to the group in april 1909 and found their ideas close to his own in particular, pound's studies of romantic literature had led him to an admiration of the condensed, direct expression that he detected in the writings of arnaut daniel , dante , and guido cavalcanti , amongst others.
Whether returning to the poem or reading it for the first time, the analysis of 'a pact' by ezra pound in this lesson will help you understand the imagery and context behind this declaration of. Ezra pound: ezra pound, american poet and critic, a supremely discerning and energetic entrepreneur of the arts who did more than any other single figure to advance a ‘modern’ movement in english and american literature learn more about pound’s life and career. This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of pound’s aesthetic theory it is a primer for the reader who wants to maintain an active, critical mind and become increasingly sensitive to the beauty and inspiration of the world’s best literature.
-- ezra pound one of the ongoing projects of the north american new right is the recovery of our tradition one does not have to go too far back before one discovers that every great european thinker and artist is a right wing extremist by today's standards. Buy a cheap copy of literary essays of ezra pound book by ezra pound for this definitive collection of pound's literary essays, his friend (and english editor) t s eliot chose material from five earlier volumes: pavannes and free shipping over $10. Eliot wrote in his introduction: i hope that this volume will demonstrate that pound s literary criticism is the most important contemporary criticism of its kind perhaps the kind we can least afford to do without the refreshment, the revitalization and making new of literature in our time. Ezra pound, 1885-1972 ezra weston loomis pound (ezra pound), along with t s eliot, was one of the two main influences on british and us poetry between the two world wars pound was born in a small, two-storey house in hailey, idaho territory on october 30, 1885. Ezra pound, undated passport photograph, yale collection of american literature, beinecke rare book and manuscript library image id 1023480.
Of all the major literary figures in the twentieth century, ezra pound has been one of the most controversial he has also been one of modern poetry's most important contributors in an introduction to the literary essays of ezra pound, t s eliot declared that pound is more responsible for. Ezra pound (1950) “the selected letters of ezra pound, 1907-1941”, p111, new directions publishing somebody said that i am the last american living the tragedy of europe. Twentieth-century american literature, ezra pound the author analyzes pounds canto xiii and cantos liii, lv, and lvi from theon july 26, 1943, ezra pound was indicted for treason by a federal.
Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Studentâ€™s name professorâ€™s name course number date ezra pound and imagism the idyllic development of imagism is frequently the main impression that the general reader gains from the literary work of ezra pound. Modernist literature was introduced to japan in the early 20th century, and some of it took root while modernism, a new movement in art and literature, was first developed in europe, american poets, especially ezra pound and t s eliot, played a major role in its development.
For literature, and therefore ezra pound, there are three online indexes that provide the most sources for research on the author and her works the indexes are mla bibliography , academic search premier , and project muse. Debate stemming from ezra pound's fascist tendencies and anti-semitic writings ezra pound came to epitomize the heart of the art-for-art's-sake argument when he was arrested and charged with. Canto i introduction in a nutshell canto i marks the very beginning of ezra pound 's beast of a project called the cantos , which pound started writing when he was thirty years old and didn't stop working on until his death in 1972—fifty-seven years later.