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Ezra Pound - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Ezra Pound

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Ezra Pound, poet; twentieth century Amerian Literature and poetry
Ezra Pound   (1885 - 1972)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  October 30, 1885
Hailey, Idaho, United States
 
Died:  November 1, 1972
Venice, Italy
 
Related authors:
Amy Lowell, James Dickey, James Joyce, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Wyndham Lewis
 
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Ezra Pound - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/30/1933     Pound, Politics, Poetry
On this day in 1933 Ezra Pound met with Benito Mussolini. This was a brief, one-time talk, but it would bring out the worst in Pound's personality and lead to personal disaster. It would also inspire some of the best of modern poetry -- the Bollingen Prize-winning Pisan Cantos, written while Pound was in detention, charged with treason.
6/20/1914     Blast from the Future
On this day in 1914 the first issue of the radical arts magazine, Blast, was published. This was "A Review of the Great English Vortex," and though neither the magazine nor Vorticism would last very long, the art-literary Establishment was jolted into taking notice -- by the pink cover and disruptive lay-out, if not the modernist manifesto.
7/17/1914     Pound, Lowell, Imagists
On this day in 1914 Amy Lowell hosted an "Imagist" dinner party in London attended by Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Ford and others prominent in the avant-garde movement. Though intended as a celebration of modern poetry and a joining of forces, it became an early skirmish in a longer war between Pound and Lowell over who would lead whom, and in what direction.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Literary Essays of Ezra Pound
by Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot (Editor)
essays, anthology
 
Selected Poems
poetry, anthology
 
The Cantos of Ezra Pound
poetry
 
The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound 1907-1941
by Ezra Pound, D. D. Paige (Editor)
letters
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Companion to the Cantos of Ezra Pound
by Carroll F. Terrell
guide
 
Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism
by Tim Redman
biography
 
The Roots of Treason: Ezra Pound and the Secret of St. Elizabeths
by E. Fuller Torrey
biography
 
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"A Major Minor: Ezra Pound's Poetry"
Donald Lyons examines Pound's place among the literary giants of the 20th century in this article from The New Criterion (June 1999):

"As a figure in the early history of modernism, Pound is central, inspiring, intriguing. He edited The Waste Land; he serialized some chapters of Ulysses ... But even his best verse does not have major weight. Next to Eliot and Stevens and Frost, next to even his friend Williams, he is a minor poet, a major minor but a minor. He will always appeal to cultists and decipherers seduced by the allure of a master cryptographer; in this sense, he resembles George Chapman or William Blake.
Academy of American Poets
Offers a biography, poetry, bibliography, and links. Selected poems include "Ballad of the Goodly Fere," "Canto I," "Notes for Canto CXX," "In a Station of the Metro," "The River-Merchant's Wife," and "Sestina: Altaforte."

"Ezra Pound is generally considered the poet most responsible for defining and promoting a modernist aesthetic in poetry. In the early teens of the twentieth century, he opened a seminal exchange of work and ideas between British and American writers, and was famous for the generosity with which he advanced the work of such major contemporaries as W. B. Yeats, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, H. D., James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, and especially T. S. Eliot."
Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
An extended bibliography featuring guides and commentary, literary concordances, and criticism and analysis. A selection of links to library collections, Pound pages, a mailing list, and an academic journal are also provided.
Ezra Pound in History
Offers essays on The Cantos, Pound's collage technique and ideogrammic method, modernism and theosophy, and other topics. A useful resource for students and teachers, albeit poorly translated from the author's native Japanese.

"He considered that Western poetry lacked visual element and painting or photography dropped time element. However in Chinese poetry, both time and visual elements are combined like in cinematography, he thought. ... In his The Cantos, he dispersed Chinese characters on the pages. He seems to have intended to form collage pattern with visual arrangement of letters and with juxtapositions of Chinese characters and alphabetical letters."
Modern American Poetry
Features a biography, bibliography, essays on fascism and gender, selected poems ("Alba," "The Garden," "Ancient Music," "Sestina: Altaforte," "The Seafarer" ...), excerpts from Blast, and commentary on the Cantos, "A Pact," and "A River Merchant's Wife."
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