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American poet and critic Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was one of the pioneering figures of American modernism

to lovers of Pound’s work, Poems and Translations could not be more welcome. American poet and critic Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was one of the pioneering figures of American modernism.

Back Ezra Pound: Poems & Translations Print. LOA books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House. N° 144 Library of America Series. This Library of America volume is the most comprehensive collection of Pound’s poetry (excepting his long poem The Cantos) and translations ever assembled. Ranging from the text of the handmade first collection Hilda’s Book (a gift to the poet .

Ezra Pound 30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972. I dunno what my 23 infantile years in America signify. I left as soon as motion was autarchic-I mean my motion. Alf’s Twelfth Bit. A Pact. Ezra Pound (1885-1972), . Letter, October 29, 1940. The Letters of Ezra Pound 1907-1941, ed. . Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you cd. do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint cd. think he understood. Letter, March 7, 1940.

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Ezra Pound is widely considered one of the most influential poets of the 20th century; his contributions to modernist .

Ezra Pound is widely considered one of the most influential poets of the 20th century; his contributions to modernist poetry were enormous. He was an early champion of a number of avant-garde and modernist poets; developed important channels of intellectual and aesthetic exchange between the United States and Europe; and contributed to important literary movements such as Imagism and Vorticism.

A Lume Spento (1908), Pound's first published volume, was followed in 1909 by Personae of Ezra Pound and Exultations of Ezra Pound. Most of his early work was late romantic in style, heavily imitative of Robert Browning, and probably influenced as well by his study of Provençal chansons.

Poetic visionary Ezra Pound catalyzed American literature's modernist revolution. This volume, the most comprehensive collection of his poetry and translations ever assembled, gathers all his verse except "The Cantos. 40 people like this topic.

Ezra Pound was an American expatriate famous poet and critic and a major figure in the early modernist movement in poetry. His best known and famous poems include Ripostes, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley and his unfinished 120-section epic. Browse all poems and texts published on Ezra Pound.

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Pound commissioned Mullins to write a book about the history of the Federal Reserve and to tell it like a detective story. Pound believed that the bankers in charge of the Federal Reserve and their associates in the Bank of England were responsible for getting the United States into both World Wars, in an effort to drive up government debt beyond sustainable levels (the national debt indeed rose astronomically because of the wars).

Here in one volume is the biggest and best collection of Pound’s poetry (excepting his long poem The Cantos) and translations ever assembled. Ranging from the text of the handmade first collection Hilda’s Book (a gift to the poet H.D.) to his late translations of Horace, and containing dozens of items previously unavailable, Poems and Translations reveals the diversity and richness of a body of work marked by daring invention and resonant music. In such early volumes as RipostesCathayLustra, and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley—as surely as in his later magisterial versions of The Confucian Odes and the Sophoclean dramas Women of Trachis and Elektra—Pound followed his own directive to “make it new,” opening fresh formal pathways while exploring the most ancient traditions. Before, during, and after the controversies and catastrophes of his public career (culminating in his long residence in a Washington mental hospital while under indictment for treason), Pound remained capable of rare technical brilliance and indelible lyricism.Here are the lush early lyrics, echoing Browning and the Troubadours; the chiseled free verse of such masterpieces as “The Return,” “Near Perigord,” and “Homage to Sextus Propertius”; the dazzling translations that led Eliot to call Pound “the inventor of Chinese poetry for our time.” The Chinese verse translations are supplemented by Pound’s versions of the Confucian prose texts—The AnalectsThe Great Digest, and The Unwobbling Pivot—which he saw as crucial to his literary aims. An extensive chronology offers guidance to Pound’s tumultuous life, and detailed notes clarify the many recondite allusions.LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Ezra Pound: Poems & Translations (LOA #144) (Library of America) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1931082419

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Author: Ezra Pound

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Language: English

Publisher: Library of America; First Edition edition (October 13, 2003)

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jorik
Pound is hard for any contemporary writer to deal with clearly: he was crucial to modernism and objectivism, but his politics are objectionable and his politics did inform his later writing. His poetic translations from the Chinese are not so much translations and riddled with an ideological orientalism that did come out of (somewhat misinformed) place of respect. Yet he is a not "major minor" as he has been called by other poets because of his politics and his anti-American turn. Indeed, he does seem to have been somewhat distanced from reality turns the end of his life.

This includes much of Pounds work, excluding his prose and the Cantos, but including the persona poems and his Chinese poems. Pound's brilliance does shine through in these poems. The resonance of Pound's poetry and his lyric compactness come through in this collection without some of the seeming ambitious but seemingly incoherent of parts of the Cantos.

Hopefully this volume will keep Pound work and his importance in circulation without valorizing or ignoring the problematic elements of Pound's thought and career. However, this does make it clear that Pound was a major modernist poet.
jorik
Pound is hard for any contemporary writer to deal with clearly: he was crucial to modernism and objectivism, but his politics are objectionable and his politics did inform his later writing. His poetic translations from the Chinese are not so much translations and riddled with an ideological orientalism that did come out of (somewhat misinformed) place of respect. Yet he is a not "major minor" as he has been called by other poets because of his politics and his anti-American turn. Indeed, he does seem to have been somewhat distanced from reality turns the end of his life.

This includes much of Pounds work, excluding his prose and the Cantos, but including the persona poems and his Chinese poems. Pound's brilliance does shine through in these poems. The resonance of Pound's poetry and his lyric compactness come through in this collection without some of the seeming ambitious but seemingly incoherent of parts of the Cantos.

Hopefully this volume will keep Pound work and his importance in circulation without valorizing or ignoring the problematic elements of Pound's thought and career. However, this does make it clear that Pound was a major modernist poet.
Shakataxe
Ezra Pound remains a problem: at his best superb poet and one of the finest poetic craftsmen ever (I don't think I've read a line of his without learning something about how to write poetry,) at worst still interestingly idiosyncratic; as a critic by turns brilliantly insightful and stubbornly wrong-headed; as a translator repeatedly devising versions which for all their faults indelibly alter our perception of the originals; as a literary activist and promoter, responsible for fostering more talent than any other person in the modern English-speaking world; and, notoriously, in his politics one of the most pernicious figures of his century. No serious reader of modern poetry can afford to neglect him, and for such readers this Library of America collection of all Pound's verse except for the Cantos will be indispensible. It includes a Chronology of Pound's life which amounts to a brief biography, as well as brief and selective but useful notes. The book is a worthy investment for serious students (whether in school or not); less ambitious readers of poetry would be better off with the briefer New Selected Poems and Translations (Second Edition) (New Directions Paperbook).
Shakataxe
Ezra Pound remains a problem: at his best superb poet and one of the finest poetic craftsmen ever (I don't think I've read a line of his without learning something about how to write poetry,) at worst still interestingly idiosyncratic; as a critic by turns brilliantly insightful and stubbornly wrong-headed; as a translator repeatedly devising versions which for all their faults indelibly alter our perception of the originals; as a literary activist and promoter, responsible for fostering more talent than any other person in the modern English-speaking world; and, notoriously, in his politics one of the most pernicious figures of his century. No serious reader of modern poetry can afford to neglect him, and for such readers this Library of America collection of all Pound's verse except for the Cantos will be indispensible. It includes a Chronology of Pound's life which amounts to a brief biography, as well as brief and selective but useful notes. The book is a worthy investment for serious students (whether in school or not); less ambitious readers of poetry would be better off with the briefer New Selected Poems and Translations (Second Edition) (New Directions Paperbook).
Kata
I have always admired Ezra Pound from afar, being always a bit apprehensive about reading his poetry, because I think in his poetry he tries just a bit too hard to realize and make true statements he has made in his delightful books on how to read poetry. Pound seems to be imitating the behavior of a pudgy tabby, as it slowly inserts itself into a container which seems about two sizes too small. Pound does it by leading us on a scavenger hunt, to track down his meanings from a world of references including several languages, including ancient Greek. Of course, now, I have a shot at reading his Greek.

But my primary objective is to praise this selection. The selections made by this series is almost always spot on, and with Pound, they did it again, by including everything except the Cantos, which would fill another book this size. Leaving them out, and including other things, especially the translations, is brilliant, far better than including a selection from the Cantos.
Kata
I have always admired Ezra Pound from afar, being always a bit apprehensive about reading his poetry, because I think in his poetry he tries just a bit too hard to realize and make true statements he has made in his delightful books on how to read poetry. Pound seems to be imitating the behavior of a pudgy tabby, as it slowly inserts itself into a container which seems about two sizes too small. Pound does it by leading us on a scavenger hunt, to track down his meanings from a world of references including several languages, including ancient Greek. Of course, now, I have a shot at reading his Greek.

But my primary objective is to praise this selection. The selections made by this series is almost always spot on, and with Pound, they did it again, by including everything except the Cantos, which would fill another book this size. Leaving them out, and including other things, especially the translations, is brilliant, far better than including a selection from the Cantos.
Whiteflame
No doubt a man with deep knowledge and a way with prose make it felt.
Whiteflame
No doubt a man with deep knowledge and a way with prose make it felt.
inetserfer
At last! All the poetry and translations of poems the Master of Those Who Know has written have been gathered into on helluva volume. Terrific works by one of the seminal writers of poetry in the first half of the 20th century. This should be in your library.
inetserfer
At last! All the poetry and translations of poems the Master of Those Who Know has written have been gathered into on helluva volume. Terrific works by one of the seminal writers of poetry in the first half of the 20th century. This should be in your library.
Hulbine
outstanding
Hulbine
outstanding
Xor
With the complete exception of any and all of Pound's Cantos this collection is simply exhaustive. I cannot imagine that there exists very much more than is contained herein. This volume along with The Complete Cantos I would consider to be sufficient as, more or less, the completion of any poetry enthusiasts Pound collection and I certainly recommend it (especially to aspiring poets). If you already enjoy Pound's work this is definitely for you.
Xor
With the complete exception of any and all of Pound's Cantos this collection is simply exhaustive. I cannot imagine that there exists very much more than is contained herein. This volume along with The Complete Cantos I would consider to be sufficient as, more or less, the completion of any poetry enthusiasts Pound collection and I certainly recommend it (especially to aspiring poets). If you already enjoy Pound's work this is definitely for you.
Not long ago English Departments were busy with dissertation after dissertation on Ezra Pound. At the time, many complained of a Pound Factory or Pound Industry. Yet today, there is not one Amazon review of this important collection of modern poetry. We all know the charges against Pound, anti-American, Anti-Semite, etc... and there can and should be no justification for any of the truly ugly things that he said and believed. If I am not mistaken, though, Richard Wagner is once again being played without challenge. I suspect that it has to do with the unfortunate fact that he produced works of amazing genius. Though I am no fan of Wagner or his music and despise his and Pound's racism, I do feel it necessary to acknowlege his place within the realm of modern/romantic music and/or the history of opera. Pound was, though we may not like the fact, a poet of genius who mentored Joyce, Eliot, Hemingway, Frost, Lowell, and yes even Yeats. He is an important bridge from modernism back to the Edwardian and Victorian poets. We ignore him and his works of genius at our own loss.
The Library of America edition has brought together many individual works of Pound from the Personna to his verse translations from the Chinese (in a manner of speaking). They have provided a significant service to Arts and Letters in this country by filling in this gape in their catalogue. This work contains all of Pound's poetry excluding the Cantos. Dig in deep, open this work anywhere and discover Pound afresh. You will see why A.S. Byatt considered using Pound's verse for her masterful, Possessions. As he said of Eliot, "Read him."
Not long ago English Departments were busy with dissertation after dissertation on Ezra Pound. At the time, many complained of a Pound Factory or Pound Industry. Yet today, there is not one Amazon review of this important collection of modern poetry. We all know the charges against Pound, anti-American, Anti-Semite, etc... and there can and should be no justification for any of the truly ugly things that he said and believed. If I am not mistaken, though, Richard Wagner is once again being played without challenge. I suspect that it has to do with the unfortunate fact that he produced works of amazing genius. Though I am no fan of Wagner or his music and despise his and Pound's racism, I do feel it necessary to acknowlege his place within the realm of modern/romantic music and/or the history of opera. Pound was, though we may not like the fact, a poet of genius who mentored Joyce, Eliot, Hemingway, Frost, Lowell, and yes even Yeats. He is an important bridge from modernism back to the Edwardian and Victorian poets. We ignore him and his works of genius at our own loss.
The Library of America edition has brought together many individual works of Pound from the Personna to his verse translations from the Chinese (in a manner of speaking). They have provided a significant service to Arts and Letters in this country by filling in this gape in their catalogue. This work contains all of Pound's poetry excluding the Cantos. Dig in deep, open this work anywhere and discover Pound afresh. You will see why A.S. Byatt considered using Pound's verse for her masterful, Possessions. As he said of Eliot, "Read him."