ABC of Reading
This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’saesthetic theory. It is a primer for the reader who wants to maintain an active,critical mind and become increasingly sensitive to the beauty and inspiration ofthe world’s best literature. With characteristic vigor and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with exhibits meticulously chosen from the classics, andthe concluding “Treatise on Meter” provides an illuminating essay for anyoneaspiring to read and write poetry. ABC of Reading displays Pound’s great ability to open new avenues in literature for our time.
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Review: ABC of ReadingUser Review - Frankie - Goodreads
Despite the pretentious name, this is not really a reading guide per se, more of a poetry appreciation guide. Especially for the first few chapters, where he preaches what he considers to be the canon ... Read full review
Review: ABC of ReadingUser Review - J. Alfred - Goodreads
The arrogance for which Shapiro (and many others) excoriate Pound is present from the dedication: "The book is not addressed to those who have arrived at full knowledge of the subjects without knowing ... Read full review