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Ezra Pound: Poet - A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Vol. 1: The Young Genius 1885-1920

Moody, A. David

Editore: Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 019921557X / ISBN 13: 9780199215577
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Titolo: Ezra Pound: Poet - A Portrait of the Man and...

Casa editrice: Oxford University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2007

Legatura: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface List of Illustrations Chronology Part One: 1885-1911 1. Born in the USA 2. In a World of Books 3. First Poems: 1901-1908 4. Hell and Deliverance 5. Outward and Away 6. London 1908-1910 7. Patria Mia Part Two: 1911-1920, LONDON 8. Prelude in Paris 9. 1911-1912: Settling in 10. In the Steps of the Troubadours 11. Stirring Things Up: 1912-1913 12. Going to War: 1913-1915 13. Shaping an Intelligence Unit: 1915-1916 14. Into Action: 1917-1918 15. Goodbye to England: 1919-1920 Abbreviations Notes. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_019921557X

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Riassunto: This first volume of what will be a full-scale biography presents Ezra Pound as a very determined and energetic young genius--at 15 he told his father "I want to write before I die the greatest poems that have ever been written"--setting out to make his way both as a poet and as a force for civilization in England and America in the years before, during and just after World War I.
In this lively narrative A. David Moody weaves a story of Pound's early life and loves, his education in America, and his years in London, where he trained himself to become a great poet-learning from W. B.Yeats, Ford Madox Hueffer, and others-and exhorting his contemporaries to abandon Victorian sentimentality and "make it new." Pound was at the center of everything, forming his own Imagiste group, joining with Wyndham Lewis in his Vorticism, championing the work of James Joyce, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and T. S. Eliot, and constantly on the lookout for new talent as International Editor for Harriet Monroe's Poetry magazine. Moody traces Pound's evolution as a poet from the derivative idealism and aestheticism of his precocious youth to his Cathay," based on the transliterations of the Sineologist Ernest Fenollosa, to the stunningly original Homage to Sextus Propertius and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. By 1920 Pound was established as a force for revolution in poetry and in his critical writing as a brilliant iconoclast who argued against stifling conventions and the economic injustice of the capitalist system.
Ezra Pound: Poet gives us illuminating readings of the major early works and a unforgettable portrait of Pound himself-by turns brilliant, combative, selfless, ambitious-and always fascinating.

A. David Moody is Professor Emeritus of the University of York and the author of the acclaimed Thomas Stearns Eliot: Poet.

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