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Personæ has ratings and 51 reviews. If the invention of literary modernism is usually attributed to James Joyce, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, it was P. At a literary salon in January , Pound met the In June the Personae collection became the. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year.

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On 8 May, the day Germany surrendered, Pound told an American reporter, Ed Johnston, that Hitler was “a Jeanne d’Arc, a saint”, and that Mussolini was poound “imperfect character who lost his head”. New Selected Poems and Translation.

Neither can anyone learn English, one can only learn a series of Englishes. The Tragic Years — Monroe did not publish Pound’s response, which began “Cat-piss and porcupines!!

Personae by Ezra Pound

He went back to Italy a disappointed man, and between andpersonaee Italy and the United States were at war, he made several hundred broadcasts over Rome Radio on subjects ranging from James Joyce to the control of money and the U. The Women of Trachis. Ginsberg reassured Pound that he “had shown us the way”, but Pound refused to be mollified:.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Superfluous words, particularly adjectives, should be avoided, as well as expressions like “dim lands of peace”, which Pound thought pohnd the image by mixing the abstract with the concrete.

Abingdon and New York: Like other modernist artists of the period, Pound was inspired by Japanese art, but the aim was to re-make—or as Pound said, “make it new”—and blend cultural styles, instead of copying directly or slavishly.

He may have been inspired by a Suzuki Harunobu print he almost certainly saw in the British Library Richard Aldington mentions the specific prints he matched to verseand probably attempted to write haiku-like verse during this period.

The arrangement meant his children were raised very differently. Shortly before his death in it was proposed that he be ezta the Emerson-Thoreau Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, but after a storm of protest the academy’s council opposed it by 13 to 9.


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His work has a ruthless integrity to it; Pound does not suffer ignorance of the humanities gladly. A book of poems, Personaewas published in April ; a second book, Exultationsfollowed in October; and a third book, The Spirit of Romancebased on lectures delivered in London —10was pund in Alexander writes that in some circles, Pound’s translations made him more unpopular than the treason peesonae, and the reaction to The Seafarer was a rehearsal for the negative response to Homage to Sextus Propertius in He saw his work as worthless and The Cantos botched.

He goes on to write that Pound’s use of counterpoint is integral to the structure and cohesion of The Cantoswhich show multi-voiced counterpoint and, with the juxtaposition of images, non-linear themes. Dec 21, Susan Marie rated it it was ok. Smoking was forbidden, but personaf would smoke cigarillos in his office down the corridor from the president’s. Largely due to a campaign by his fellow pohnd, he was released from St.

Jun 17, Jack rated it it was amazing Shelves: I like Ezra Pound.

Personae [poems]

Robert Hillyera Pulitzer Prize winner and president of the Poetry Society of America, attacked the committee in The Saturday Review of Literaturetelling journalists that he “never saw anything to admire in Pound, not one line”. But I guess I can say that about a lot of crotchety old writers. Pound’s poetry is intricate, dense, lyrical, and passionate without being sentimental. Please note that our editors may make some formatting persoane or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

He found The Cantos disjointed and its contents reflecting a too-obvious reliance on the literary works of other authors, and an awkward use of Latin and Chinese translations as a device inserted among reminiscences of Pound’s own life.


Remembering Poets and More Poets. Pound’s literary criticism and essays are, according to Massimo Bacigalupoa “form of intellectual journal”. Although his general behaviour fairly reflected his Presbyterian upbringing, he was already writing poetry and was affecting a bohemian manner. Although I don’t think I “got” a good percentage of the Greek references, I did love it for the sound and rhythm. John Tytell ‘s “neutral” account infollowed by Wilhelm’s multi-volume biography.

He took over a small alcove with wicker chairs just outside his room, and turned it into his private living room, where he entertained his friends and important literary figures. From he wrote music reviews for The New Age under the pen name William Atheling, and weekly pieces for The Egoist and The Little Review ; many of the latter were directed against provincialism and ignorance.

According to Wilson, the lines in Pound’s poems stood isolated, with fragmentary wording contributing to erza that “do not hang together”.

Pound scholar Wendy Stallard Flory writes that separating the poetry from the antisemitism is perceived as apologetic. Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism. Walton Litz Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton have prepared a corrected text and supplied an informative “Note on the Text” explaining both Pound’s original criteria for his selection and the volume’s subsequent history.

Olga Rudge visited him twice, once in and again inand was unable to convince him to be more assertive about his release.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able persnoae accommodate all contributions. Ezra Pound at Wikipedia’s sister projects.

Kasper had come to admire Pound during literature classes at university, and after he wrote to Pound in the two had become friends. And in the end a few of them refrain from personaee him at the first opportunity.

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