The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound

The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound

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Ezra Pound is a central figure in the development of modern English poetry, yet his poetry is often regarded as too difficult. This classic study, available for the first time in paperback, provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Pound's work. Michael Alexander - himself a poet and translator - brings out the life and originality of Pound's poetry and shows how he contributed to the modernist movement through his own writing as well as through his impact on Yeats, Eliot, Joyce and others.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137.2 x 210.8 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • notes, bibliography, index
  • 0748609814
  • 9780748609819

About Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander is Berry Professor of English Literature at the University of St. Andrews.show more

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The best introduction to Pound's poetry as a whole, including thetranslations. The ideal guide for all beginning readers. Alexander is such an expert reader of individual poems that he can hold the attention of the veteran Pound scholar. -- A Walton Litz Can be welcomed as a basic introduction to Pound's poetry for the reader who is well-disposed and interested but uninformed. I cannot imagine the job being done better. -- Bernard Bergonzi It is good to see a new edition of Michael Alexander's 'The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound' (EUP). Free from all jargon or theorising, this is much the finest introduction to Pound's poetry that has been written. -- William Cookson The best introduction to Pound's poetry as a whole, including thetranslations. The ideal guide for all beginning readers. Alexander is such an expert reader of individual poems that he can hold the attention of the veteran Pound scholar. Can be welcomed as a basic introduction to Pound's poetry for the reader who is well-disposed and interested but uninformed. I cannot imagine the job being done better. It is good to see a new edition of Michael Alexander's 'The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound' (EUP). Free from all jargon or theorising, this is much the finest introduction to Pound's poetry that has been written.show more

Table of contents

Examples; "Personae"; "Ripostes"; "Lustra"; "Cathay"; "Propertius" and "Mauberley"; "The Cantos"; cantos 1-17; cantos 18-71; "The Pisan Cantos"; after Pisa.show more

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