Personæ has ratings and 51 reviews. If the invention of literary modernism is usually attributed to James Joyce, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, it was P. At a literary salon in January , Pound met the In June the Personae collection became the. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year.

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He traveled to Washington, D. The work presents a multitude of protagonists as “travellers between nations”.

Personæ: The Shorter Poems by Ezra Pound

LawrenceYeats, H. Pound, Lewis, Lawrence, and Eliot. The treasure is ours, make we fast land with it. He borrowed a pair of hiking boots and a knapsack and left the city, having finally decided to tell Mary about his wife and son.

There were a few gems that popped up, but there were too few. Pound, Imagism, and Rhetorical Excess”.

On 15 November Pound was transferred to the United States. Jul 16, Illiterate rated it it was ok. The Geometry of Modernism: University of Texas Press.

Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. Ezr saw the Vorticist movement as finished and doubted his own future as a poet.

Halesaying that Pound was “incredibly ignorant” of the language, and alluded to “about three-score errors” in Homage.

Pounf of South Carolina Press. Toward the end of he met an English journalist, Alfred R. It was favorably reviewed; one review said it was “full of human passion and natural magic”. As an avid lover of poetry and literature, and a writer that has written every conceivable form of poetry, this volume has no theme, there is no cohesion.


I eezra to applaud writers who speak their own language, leaving readers to do hours of research and analysis in order to appreciate ten lines of poetry; I utterly refuse to consider that talent.

I have always blundered His aim is not to embarrass a reader by reflecting their ignorance, but inspire them to continue to read and learn. He picked up again, but by early he had a urinary infection. When he returned to London in AugustA.

Oct 14, Andy rated it it was ok. The rise of New Criticism during the s, in which author is separated from text, secured Pound’s poetic reputation. New Directions Publishing first published3—5. His fate, as I have said, is not unusual Doria Be in me as the eternal moods of the bleak wind, and not As transient things are— gaiety of flowers.

Ezra Pound – Wikipedia

Adams writes that, just as Eliot denied he was Prufrock, so Pound denied he was Mauberley, but the work can nevertheless be read as autobiographical. Peter RussellMoney Pamphlets by Poundno. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the literary magazine This Quarter dedicated its first issue personaee Pound, including tributes from Hemingway and Joyce. DentLondon, prose.

Personae [poems]

Between and Pound wrote a number of poems for her, 25 of which he hand-bound and called Hilda’s Book[13] and in he asked her father, the astronomy professor Charles Doolittle, for permission to marry her, but Doolittle dismissed Pound as a nomad. The broadcasts required the Italian government’s approval, although he often changed the text in the studio.

Faber, London, essays Confucius: A memoir by Ezra Pound’s daughter. Books by Ezra Pound.

Open Preview See a Problem? Harmsworth, essays Guido Cavalcanti Rime. I personally have been reduced to setting them to music as I cannot translate them. Monroe did not publish Pound’s response, which began “Cat-piss and porcupines!! Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Pound’s The Cantos contains music and bears a title that could be translated as The Songs—although it never is.


Pound was in Rome early in September when Italy surrendered. A typical example is Pound’s ” In a Station of the Metro “inspired by an experience on the Paris Undergroundabout which he wrote, “I got out of a train at, I think, La Concordeand in the jostle I saw a beautiful face, and then, turning suddenly, another and another, and then a beautiful child’s face, and then another beautiful face.

Personae by Ezra Pound

The Genealogy of Demons: After Spain he spent two weeks in Paris, attending lectures at the Sorbonnefollowed by a week in London. Library resources about Ezra Pound. Upset at Lowell, he began to call Imagisme “Amygism”, and in July he declared the movement dead and asked that the group not continue to call themselves Imagists. He answered the charge by writing a letter to Attorney General Francis Biddlewhich Tytell describes as “long, reasoned, and temperate”, defending his right to free speech.

He began his career with translations of Occitan ballads and ended with translations of Egyptian poetry. On 14 and 15 June he was examined by psychiatrists, one of whom found symptoms of a mental breakdown, after which he was transferred to his own tent and allowed reading material. There, on 31 Mayhe happened to be standing outside when the attempted assassination of King Alfonso took place, and Pound subsequently left the country for fear he would be identified with the anarchists.

Pound introduced her to his friends, including the poet Richard Aldingtonwhom she would marry in Abingdon and New York: