Oct 13, 2009. In “A Retrospect” Pound presents his beliefs about what makes good poetry. The essay begins with the three principles of imagism, including “Direct treatment of the 'thing'.” Pound defines “image” as “an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” He elaborates on the “rules” of imagism. Oets and prophets, like magicians, learn their craft from predecessors. And just as magicians will invoke the real or supposed source of an illusion as part of the patter, or distraction from what his hands are doing, the most ambitious poets also take some stance about sources in the past, perhaps for an analogous purpose. Eliot's conjuror's patter about the literary tradition that lay behind his--and all of truly modern--poetry invoked the Middle Ages, Dante, 17th-century English literature exclusive of Milton and French symbolism. It is not by chance that an official statement for Modern Literature on the question of "Tradition and the Individual Talent," as its author called it, should have been made a half-century ago by a critic who was also a poet. It diverted his readers' eyes from the confederate power of Tennyson's ghost, unacknowledged, assisting him behind a screen. (Eliot's contemporary, Ezra Pound, was more open about his own stage assistant, Browning's spirit, as was Yeats about Shelley's and Blake's.) In his essay of 1919, Eliot declared that a poet must "develop or procure" a consciousness of the past, maintaining that if we moderns do indeed know more than dead writers, it is precisely they--the dead writers--who constitute what we know. Harold Bloom of Yale, an interpretive scholar of English and American romanticism, has for years been propounding a view of literary history and its relation to creative originality quite antithetical to the allied formulations of Eliot and Pound.
The Cantos by Ezra Pound is a long, incomplete poem in 116 sections, each of which is a canto. Most of it was written between 19, although much of the. Ezra Pound makes his Penguin Classics debut with this unique selection of his early poems and prose, edited with an introductory essay and notes by Pound expert Ira Nadel. The poetry includes such early masterpieces as “The Seafarer,” “Homage to Sextus Propertius,” “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley,” and the first eight of Pound’s incomparable “Cantos.” The prose includes a series of articles and critical pieces, with essays on Imagism, Vorticism, Joyce, and the well-known “Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry.” Ezra Pound makes his Penguin Classics debut with this unique selection of his early poems and prose, edited with an introductory essay and notes by Pound expert Ira Nadel. The poetry includes such early masterpieces as “The Seafarer,” “Homage to Sextus Propertius,” “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley,” and the first eight of Pound’s incomparable “Cantos.” The prose includes a series of articles and critical pieces, with essays on Imagism, Vorticism, Joyce, and the well-known “Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry.” Early Writings Ezra Pound Introduction Abbreviations Suggestions for Further Reading Brief Chronology A Note on the Text Poems To the Raphaelite Latinists Cino Na Audiart Villonaud for This Yule Histrion In Durance Revolt Sestina: Altaforte Piere Vidal Old Ballad of the Goodly Fere Blandula, Tenulla Vagula Und Drang Redondillas, or Something of That Sort To Whistler, American Portrait d’une Femme N. The Seafarer The Return Fratres Minores The Complete Political Works of T. Hulme Salutation the Third Song of the Bowmen of Shu The River Song The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter Exile’s Letter Tenzone The Garden1915: February Commission A Pact Further Instructions A Song of the Degrees ITÉLiu Ch’e The Coming of War: Acæon In a Station of the Metro The Encounter L’Art, 1910Ancient Music Provincia Deserta Villanelle: The Psychological Hour Near Perigord L’Homme Moyen Sensuel Homage to Sextus Propertius Hugh Selwyn Mauberley The Cantos, (1917)Three Cantos of a Poem of Some Length Canto ICanto IICanto IIIThe Fourth Canto The Fifth Canto The Sixth Canto The Seventh Canto Eighth Canto Prose What I Feel About Walt Whitman The Wisdom of Poetry Psychology and Troubadours How I Began Imagisme Troubadours Their Sorts and Conditions The Serious Artist A Retrospect The Tradition The Prose Tradition of Verse Vorticism Affirmations .
ABC of Reading - According to Ezra Pound, great literature is “simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree,” Pound 28 and “news that stays news” 29. In his book, ABC of Reading, Pound explains that one can “charge words with meaning mainly in three ways, called phanopoeia, melopoeia. This collection of essays, edited by Pound's friend and fellow poet T. Eliot, contains essays from five earlier volumes: Pavannes and Divisions (1918), Instigations(1920), How to Read(1931), Make it New(1934), and Polite Essays(1937). The thirty-three essays contained in this collection are separated into three categories: The Art of Poetry, The Tradition, and Contempora This collection of essays, edited by Pound's friend and fellow poet T. Eliot, contains essays from five earlier volumes: Pavannes and Divisions (1918), Instigations(1920), How to Read(1931), Make it New(1934), and Polite Essays(1937). The thirty-three essays contained in this collection are separated into three categories: The Art of Poetry, The Tradition, and Contemporaries. There were aspects of each essay in the collection (edited by T. Eliot) which glimmered with stunning poetic vision. These essays showcase the range of Pound's interests, with topics ranging from modernist poetry to Japanese iconography, troubadour songs, and much more. There were also serial rants, an ugly approach to pedagogy which illuminates if not anticipates some of the more malignant spiel Pound would later deliver for Mussolini on he radio. Pound's influence on the modernist movement and literature as a whole makes this collection an important piece of literary history. I'm listening to one of those ugly broadcasts right now as I type.
LITERARY ESSAYS. OF. EZRA POUND. Edited with an Introduction by. T. S. ELIOT. BY EZRA POUND. ABC OF READING. THE CANTOS OF EZRA POUND. THE CLASSIC NOH THEATRE OF JAPAN. COLLECTED EARLY POEMS OF EZRA POUND. CONFUCIUS ENGLISH VERSIONS. CONFUCIUS TO CUMMINGS. We will use your email address to send you updates (if you request them) about questions you ask, answer or track, and to help you retrieve your password if you forget it. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose without your permission.
Ezra Pound Literary Essays PDF - Free download as PDF File.pdf, Text File.txt or read online for free. Ezra-pound-literary-essays-pdf. An old friend of mine and I have a code phrase for a phenomenon that everyone knows well: One learns that an artist one admires, maybe even loves, is not only a flawed and warty mortal, but also an abusive monster or worse. The phrase is “Ezra Pound.” We’ll look at each other knowingly whenever a conversation turns to a troubling but brilliant figure and say in unison, “Ezra Pound.” Why? Or at least that was Ernest Hemingway’s explanation for why one of the greatest literary benefactors and most innovative and influential poets of the early twentieth century became a raving lunatic booster for anti-Semitic fascism in a series of over one hundred broadcasts he made in Italy during WWII. Pound wasn’t simply a crank—he was a deeply enthusiastic supporter of Hitler and Mussolini, and his rantings—many available here in transcript and some in original audio here (or right below) —made no secret about whom he considered the enemies of Europe and America: the Jews. Hemingway wrote the letter above to Archibald Mac Leish expressing his shock and dismay that their mutual friend and colleague had completely run off the rails. For Hemingway, the only way to deal with the situation was to “prove [Pound] was crazy as far back as the latter Cantos.” Hemingway writes, “He deserves punishment and disgrace but what he really deserves most is ridicule” He should not be hanged and he should not be made a martyr of….
Of all the major literary figures in the twentieth century, Ezra Pound has been one of the most controversial; he has also been one of modern poetry's most important. Art, beauty, truth, the love of language, to hear unforgettable eloquence, witness awe-inspiring visions, to feel passion, experience purpose, to be inspired and awakened to new realities, to be delighted, surprised, to embark on incredible odysseys, to accompany heroes on epic quests, to dare to imagine and wonder "what if..." These are a few of the many reasons we read and celebrate the exceptional quality of writing known as literature. Literature represents much of the very best of humanity's writings, and it is not by any accident that, after bestsellers and sensationalized books have faded from memory, literature continues to thrive and remain intensely relevant to contemporary human conditions. Literature's stories and texts survive the fires of time. This is why for decades and centuries - long after their authors have gone silent - the writings of Dante, Shakespeare, and Austen, among so many other vital voices, will continue to captivate readers and comment upon life. Literature has innumerable qualities and purposes and can open doors to unique situations and worlds which are never wholly removed from our own.
A selective list of literary criticism for T. S. Eliot, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in reviewed sources A poet, critic, translator, and literary force of the modernist era, Ezra Pound was born in Idaho in 1885. After receiving his MA degree, he traveled in Europe and returned to the United States to teach briefly at Wabash College in Indiana. In 1943 Pound was indicted for treason; he was held at St. The essay is bracing and energetic; after all: “The mastery of any art is the work of a lifetime.” The text is taken from Pound’s A RETROSPECT There has been so much scribbling about a new fashion in poetry, that I may perhaps be pardoned this brief recapitulation and retrospect. D.,” Richard Aldington and myself decided that we were agreed upon the three principles following: Upon many points of taste and of predilection we differed, but agreeing upon these three positions we thought we had as much right to a group name, at least as much right, as a number of French “schools” proclaimed by Mr. He grew up in Pennsylvania and was educated at Hamilton College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he met William Carlos Williams and H. Pound eventually moved to London where he lived for 12 years, where he became acquainted with writers W. Yeats and Ford Madox Ford as well as artists, composers, and philosophers. Flint in the August number of Harold Monro’s magazine for 1911. In Italy he became increasingly fascinated by Benito Mussolini, and from 1941-1943 he made radio talks in which he expressed his support of the dictator. The essay begins with the three principles of imagism, including “Direct treatment of the ‘thing’.” Pound defines “image” as “an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” He elaborates on the “rules” of imagism, advising precision, and proclaiming, among other things, “Use either no ornament or good ornament” and “Go in fear of abstraction.” Beyond attention to the image, Pound discusses the merits of translation, the rigors of free verse, and poets of the past. Their principles are outlined in the first three points of “A Retrospect.” Pound moved to Paris in 1921, and then to Italy. In “A Retrospect” Pound presents his beliefs about what makes good poetry. As a literary critic and mentor, Pound had a great influence on his contemporaries. His works include versions of Chinese poems, the two-line imagist poem “In a Station of the Metro,” “Hugh Selwyn Mauberely,” and his modern epic in 1912.
SELECTED POEMS 1908-59. THE TRANSLATIONS OF EZRA POUND. Introduced by Hugh Kenner. SOPHOCLES'ELEKTRA. A version by Ezra Pound. LITERARY ESSAYS OF EZRA POUND. Edited by T. S. Eliot. SELECTED PROSE 1909-65. Edited by William Cookson. SELECTED LETTERS OF EZRA POUND 1907-41. This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access.
A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound 9780520082878 Carroll F. Terrell Books - It has been said, From the hour of the invention of printing, books, and not kings, were to rule the world. From their pages great souls look down in all their grandeur, undimmed by the faults and follies of earthly existence, consecrated by time (Whipple 386).... Weapons forged in the mind, keen-edged, and brighter than a sunbeam, were to supplant the sword and battle-axe. [tags: Literature] - Welcome To The World of Literary Theory Literary theory. by whose sorcery the whole pageantry of the world's history moves in solemn procession before our eyes. Just the name sounds boring, ancient, and predictable. The concept may make you cringe or even hide behind an education filled with far less intimidating subject matter.
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound 30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972 was an expatriate American poet and critic, as well as a major figure in the early modernist movement. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015.504260dc.contributor.author: Eliot date.accessioned: 2015-09-26Tavailable: 2015-09-26Tdigitalpublicationdate: 2012dc.identifier.other: 8254dc.identifier.barcode: 99999990855113dc.identifier.origpath: /data55/upload/0056/830dc.identifier.copyno: 1dc.identifier.uri: 2dc.description.scanningcentre: Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmirdc.description.main: 1dc.description.tagged: 0dc.description.totalpages: 486dc.format.mimetype: application/pdfdc.language.iso: Englishdc.publisher.digitalrepublisher: Digital Library Of Indiadc.publisher: Faber And Faber Ltd, 24 Russell Square Londondc.rights: Not Availabledc.source.library: Amar Singh College, Srinagardc.subject.classification: Language.
T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound Examining the basis of their literary friendship - Eva-Maria Klapheck - Term Paper Advanced seminar - American Studies - Literature - Publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay. New Directions has been the primary publisher of Ezra Pound in the U. since the founding of the press when James Laughlin published New Directions in Prose and Poetry 1936. In Laughlin’s first letter to Pound, he wrote: “Expect, please, no fireworks. Inarguably America's most prolific poet and essayist, Ezra Pound is probably the most influential of all American poets and quite possibly the best. Pound comes out of the line of Donne and Browning--more the musician of words than the painter, more an inhabitant of time than of space. I am bourgeois-born (Pittsburgh); have never missed a meal. This collection of essays gives a more representative view of the complete thinker in all fields of knowledge than does the collection assembled by T. He was an awesome "discourse-machine" (even before word-processing), whose syntactical energies, whether in verse or prose, are often fascinating and provocative if not occasionally compelling. But full of ‘noble caring’ for something as inconceivable as the future of decent letters in the US.” Little did Pound know that into the twenty-first century the fireworks would keep exploding as readers continue to find his books relevant and meaningful. Having survived Browning's "Sordello," I thought I'd devote attention to some of the ideas that led to "The Cantos." Soon, it becomes clear that a fuller understanding of the poet requires equal attention to his economic and political ideas. Too many discussions of Pound simply apologize quickly and awkwardly for his anti-Semiticism, and move on to "safer" selections from the poetry.
Book Source Digital Library of India Item 2015.504260dc.contributor.author Eliot date.accessioned 2015-09-26Tavailable. Whether he is liked or disliked is of no importance, but he must be read." In 1945 Eliot wrote: "A poet must take as his material his own language as it is actually spoken around him." Correlatively, the duty of the poet, as Eliot emphasized in a 1943 lecture, "is only indirectly to the people: his direct duty is to his language, first to preserve, and second to extend and improve." Thus he dismisses the so-called "social function" of poetry. Eliot died, wrote Robert Giroux, "the world became a lesser place." Certainly the most imposing poet of his time, Eliot was revered by Igor Stravinsky "not only as a great sorcerer of words but as the very key keeper of the language." For Alfred Kazin he was "the known as ' T. Eliot,' the model poet of our time, the most cited poet and incarnation of literary correctness in the English-speaking world." Northrop Frye simply states: "A thorough knowledge of Eliot is compulsory for anyone interested in contemporary literature. The only "method," Eliot once wrote, is "to be very intelligent." As a result, his poetry "has all the advantages of a highly critical habit of mind," writes A. Alvarez; "there is a coolness in the midst of involvement; he uses texts exactly for his own purpose; he is not carried away. Hence the completeness and inviolability of the poems. [One gets] the impression that anything he turned his attention to he would perform with equal distinction." Alvarez believes that "the strength of Eliot's intelligence lies in its training; it is the product of a perfectly orthodox academic education." But Jacques Maritain once told Marshall Mc Luhan that "Eliot knows so much philosophy and theology that I do not see how he can write poetry at all." Eliot, however, never recognized a conflict between academic and creative pursuits.
The essay itself is an important restatement of the connections among poetry, history, and economics, but when T. S. Eliot included it in his collection Literary Essays of Ezra Pound 1954, he omitted the subheading even though its content is repeated toward the end of the essay. The reason for the omission is that “Anno. Alfred Venison's Poems: Social Credit Themes by the Poet of Tichfteld Street. Sophokles: Women of Trachis, a version by Ezra Pound. Diptych Rome-London: Homage to Sextus Propertius and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. New York: New Directions, 1970 The Spirit of Romance. Churchtown, Dundrum, Ireland: The Cuala Press, 1916. The Natural Philosophy of Love, by Remy de Gourmont. Seattle: University of Washington Book Store, 1928. Confucius: The Unwobbling Pivot and The Great Digest. Impact: Essays on Ignorance and the Decline of American Civilization.
Literary Essays of Ezra Pound Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For this definitive collection of Pound's Literary Essays, his friend and English editor T. S. Eliot chose material from five earlier volumes Pavannes and Divisions 1918 Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, as well as a major figure in the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language. His works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and the unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos (1917–1969). Pound worked in London during the early 20th century as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, and helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway. Angered by the carnage of World War I, Pound lost faith in Great Britain and blamed the war on usury and international capitalism.
Abstract. Ezra Pound and Robert Frost are two leading roles of. American poetry in the 20th century. Though both of them lived in the modern era, they show great differences in poetic aesthetics. The Imagist Movement launched by. Pound paved the way for the development of modern poetry and served as a rebel against. For this definitive collection of Pound's Literary Essays, his friend (and English editor) T. Eliot chose material from five earlier volumes: Pavannes and Divisions (1918), Instigations (1920), How to Read (1931), Make It New (1934), and Polite Essays (1937). the refreshment, the revitalization and making new' of literature in our time."New Directions has been the primary publisher of Ezra Pound in the U. since the founding of the press when James Laughlin published New Directions in Prose and Poetry 1936. In Laughlin's first letter to Pound, he wrote: "Expect, please, no fireworks. 33 pieces are arranged in three groups: "The Art of Poetry," "The Tradition," and "Contemporaries." Eliot wrote in his introduction: "I hope that this volume will demonstrate that Pound's literary criticism is the most important contemporary criticism of its kind . perhaps the kind we can least afford to do without . I am bourgeois-born (Pittsburgh); have never missed a meal. But full of 'noble caring' for something as inconceivable as the future of decent letters in the US." Little did Pound know that into the twenty-first century the fireworks would keep exploding as readers continue to find his books relevant and meaningful.
Eliot was to pursue four careers editor, dramatist, literary critic, and philosophical poet. He was probably the most erudite poet of his time in the English language. Much of Pound's prose should be considered indispensable if you want to become a decent person. ' An ABC of Reading,' and the essays gathered in ' Literary Essays of Ezra Pound' are brilliant, and some ... Pound was born in a small, two-storey house in Hailey, Idaho Territory on October 30, 1885. Ezra Pound, 1885-1972 Ezra Weston Loomis Pound ("Ezra Pound"), along with T. Eliot, was one of the two main influences on British and U. Between 18 Pound attended Cheltenham Military Academy, sometimes as a boarder, where he specialized in Latin. Pound graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and went abroad to live in 1908. The collection of his Letters, 1907--1941 revealed the great erudition of this most controversial expatriate poet. His first book, A Lume Spento, a small collection of poems, was published in Venice in 1908. With the publication of Personae in London in 1909, he became the leader of the imagists abroad. Pound's writings have been subject to many foreign influences.
Pound's influence on twentieth century literature was felt in three ways through his life, his theories, and his poetic practice. It can be argued that the first two were of greater impact than the third, and while this may seem unusual for a writer, Pound's career made this result almost inevitable. Pound decided when he was. The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poets, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.
For this definitive collection of Pound's Literary Essays, his friend and English editor T. S. Eliot chose material from five earlier volumes Pavannes and Divisions 1918, Instigations 1920, How to Read 1931, Make It New 1934, and Polite Essays 1937. 33 pieces are arranged in three groups "The Art of Poetry," "The. The guide contains detailed notes with associated questions in various formats, generate quotes at random, and a series of resequencing and 'cloze' (missing word) formats.
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Review of his initial engagement in comparative literature helps to clarify certain aspects of Pound's pioneer comparatism on the one hand, and on the other to set primary grounds for discussing how his notion of comparison operates in the shaping of his ideogrammic poetic. Pound reports in his. Literary Essays 1954 that. Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language. Imagism has been described as the most influential movement in English poetry since the activity of the Pre-Raphaelites. René Taupin remarked that 'It is more accurate to consider Imagism not as a doctrine, nor even as a poetic school, but as the association of a few poets who were for a certain time in agreement on a small number of important principles'. The Imagists rejected the sentiment and discursiveness typical of much Romantic and Victorian poetry, in contrast to their contemporaries, the Georgian poets, who were generally content to work within that tradition. Imagism called for a return to what were seen as more Classical values, such as directness of presentation and economy of language, as well as a willingness to experiment with non-traditional verse forms. Imagist publications appearing between 19 featured works by many of the most prominent modernist figures in poetry and other fields.