Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound : The Contemporary Reviews

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No one better symbolizes the course of modern literature - its triumphs and defeats - than Pound. From the dreaminess and aestheticism of his early poems, to his Imagist and Vorticist manifestos, to the formally experimental method and mythic engagement with history in The Cantos, Pound marks the path that modern and postmodern poetry would follow. This collection provides a documentary record of the reviews of Ezra Pound's work in contemporary journals and newspapers, an introduction that traces the public outrage and controversy that characterized Pound's reception, and checklists of all known reviews of Pound's work. Most of the major poets and critics of the twentieth-century reviewed Pound's work, including T. S. Eliot, Ford Maddox Ford, William Carlos Williams and Edmund Wilson. Their multiple, perplexed, and sometimes hostile responses to his work provide a rich record of the struggles that marked the emergence of modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139180371
  • 9781139180375

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Series editor's preface; Introduction; Acknowledgments; A Lume Spento (1908); Personae (1909); Exultations (1909); The Spirit of Romance (1910); Provenca (1910); Canzoni (1911); Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti (1912); Ripostes (1912); Cathay (1915); Gaudier Bzreska: A Memoir (1916); Lustra (1916); Pavannes and Divisions (1918); Quia Pauper Amavi (1919); Instigations (1920); Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920); Umbra: The Early Poems of Ezra Pound (1920); Poems 1918-1921 (1921); A Draft of XVI Cantos (1925); Personae: The Collected Poems of Ezra Pound (1926); A Draft of XXX Cantos (1930); ABC of Reading (1934); Make It New (1934); Eleven New Cantos (1934); Homage to Sextus Propertius (1934); Jefferson And/Or Mussolini (1935); Polite Essays (1937); The Fifth Decad of Cantos (1937); Guide to Kulchur (1938); Cantos LII-LXXI (1940); The Pisan Cantos (1948); The Cantos (1948); Selected Poems (1949); Patria Mia (1950); The Translations of Ezra Pound (1953); Literary Essays of Ezra Pound (1954); Section: Rock-Drill (1956); Thrones: 96-109 de los Cantares (1959); The Cantos (1-95) (1965); Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII (1968); The Cantos of Ezra Pound (1970).
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About Betsy Erkkila

Betsy Erkkila is Henry Sanborn Noyes Professor of English at Northwestern University.
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