By Ira B. Nadel (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0230378811

ISBN-13: 9780230378810

ISBN-10: 0333582578

ISBN-13: 9780333582572

Drawing on a sequence of latest assets, this biography of Ezra Pound - the 1st to seem in additional than a decade - outlines his contribution to modernism via an in depth account of his improvement, impression and persevered value. It can pay specified cognizance to his position in growing Imagism, Vorticism and the trendy lengthy poem, in addition to his value for Yeats, Joyce and Eliot. His roles as editor, translator and critic, plus his try to entire The Cantos , also are studied.

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He had earlier tried to publish the volume with Thomas Bird Mosher of Maine, but was unsuccessful; now, the 72-page work (including misprints) would display his early efforts and be available for readers not only in Europe but the US. As the book was being printed, Pound told his parents with characteristic bravado that an 'American reprint has got to be worked by kicking up such a hell of a row with genuine and faked reviews that Scribner or somebody can be brought to see the sense of making a reprint.

They m et at the Halloween party wh ere the sixteen -year-old Pound en tered in hi s st riking gree n robe . The ir walks in the lyri cal woods in ',\ l astcrship at One Leap ': 1885-1908 19 Uppe r Darb y, wh ere th e Observatory was located, were occasions for poetic exchanges and an identity with nature which Pound expressed in on e of his po ems about her : 'Sh e hath some tr ee-born spirit of th e wood/ About her, an d the wind is in her hair,' anticipated by the lin es ' My Lady is tall and fair to see/ She swayeth as a poplar tree ' (End 84 , 73).

Aunt Frank and her third husband, Dr Beyea, could not make the mortgage payments and they soon found themselves without any equity or savings. The New Weston was 'the drain wot swallered all the fambly forchune & left me bareassed on the pavement' Pound wrote to the poet Louis Zukofsky in 1931 (EP/LZ 98) . \l ll sta ship li t aile Leap': 1885 -1 908 29 At thi s academ ic and fin an cial low-p oint, Pound m et Mar y Moore . , more o f a Greek nymph than Professor 's dau ghter, Mary Moore was th e girl next door.

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