New Selected Poems and Translations

New Selected Poems and Translations

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As a lifelong expatriate, Pound parceled out his work to a variety of journals in England, America, France, and Italy. This new edition takes account of this complex publishing history by giving the poems in the chronological order of their original magazine publication. We can observe Pound as he first emerges onto the literary scene in the pages of Ford Madox Ford's English Review and Harriet Monroe's Chicago-based Poetry, and then as an agent provocateur for the avant-garde Little Review, Blast, and The Dial.

Unlike all previous selections, this volume provides annotation to all the early poems as well as a running commentary on the later Cantos -- indispensable to any reader wanting to follow Pound on his epic odyssey through ancient China, medieval Provence, the Italian Renaissance, the early American Republic, and the darkness of the twentieth century. The editor, Richard Sieburth, provides a chronology of Pound's life, a new preface, and an informative afterword, "Selecting Pound." Also included in the appendix are T. S. Eliot's and John Berryman's original introductions to Pound's Selected Poems.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 155 x 229 x 30mm | 566g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Second Edition
  • 0811217337
  • 9780811217330
  • 350,857

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About Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound, geb. 1885 in Hailey, Idaho. Studium der Komparatistik und Romanistik. Lebte in London, Paris und Rapallo. Hielt im Zweiten Weltkrieg über Radio Rom antiamerikanische Propagandareden. 1945 in amerikanischer Gefangenschaft (Pisaner Cantos). 1946-58 im St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Washington. 1947 Bollingen Prize. Starb 1972 in Venedig.
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