Ezra Pound Among the Poets

Fully half of these essays draw on previously unpublished manuscripts.

Ezra Pound Among the Poets

"Be influenced by as many great writers as you can," said Ezra Pound. Pound was an "assimilative poet" par excellence, as George Bornstein calls him, a writer who more often "adhered to a . . . classical conception of influence as benign and strengthening" than to an anxiety model of influence. To study Pound means to study also his precursors—Homer, Ovid, Li Po, Dante, Whitman, Browning—as well as his contemporaries—Yeats, Williams, and Eliot. These poets, discussed here by ten distinguished critics, stimulated Pound's most important poetic encounters with the literature of Greece, Rome, China, Tuscany, England, and the United States. Fully half of these essays draw on previously unpublished manuscripts.

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Ezra Pound Among the Poets
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: George Bornstein
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988-10-03 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"Be influenced by as many great writers as you can," said Ezra Pound. Pound was an "assimilative poet" par excellence, as George Bornstein calls him, a writer who more often "adhered to a . . . classical conception of influence as benign and strengthening" than to an anxiety model of
The Cambridge Introduction to Ezra Pound
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ira B. Nadel
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-05 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ezra Pound is one of the most visible and influential poets of the twentieth century. He is also one of the most complex, his poetry containing historical and mythical allusions, experiments of form and style and often controversial political views. Yet Pound's life and work continue to fascinate. This Introduction,
A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound
Language: en
Pages: 791
Authors: Carroll F. Terrell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-04-16 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

The Companion is a major contribution to the literary evaluation of Pound's great, but often bewildering and abstruse work, The Cantos. Available in a one-volume paperback edition for the first time, the Companion brings together in conveniently numbered glosses for each canto the most pertinent details from the vast body
The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Ira B. Nadel
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-02-11 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An international team of scholars provides an invaluable introduction to Pound's work and life.
Ezra Pound and the Symbolist Inheritance
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Scott Hamilton
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-14 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

In this revisionary study of Ezra Pound's poetics, Scott Hamilton exposes the extent of the modernist poet's debt to the French romantic and symbolist traditions. Whereas previous critics have focused on a single influence, Hamilton explores a broad spectrum of French poets, including Thophile Gautier, Tristan Corbire, Jules Laforgue, Remy