A serious character: the life of Ezra Pound

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 1005 pages
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Follows Pound's writing career and troubled life, from his student days in Pennsylvania and bohemian adventures in London to time spent in Paris developing ideas on Social Credit and anti-Semitism and his incarceration in an asylum

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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

A model biography, in my opinion. Only one, very tiny, concern -- more of a question, really. Carpenter just doesn't seem to like Pound as a poet very much. Towards the end, he ticks off a list of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aislyn Bianchi - Goodreads

The best book about Ezra Pound's life and trials. It's more than 900 pages and it took me a whole month, but I enjoy it. Ezra Pound was definitely an eccentric character and, yes, a serious one... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Humphrey Carpenter, the author of THE BRIDESHEAD GENERATION and THE INKLINGS, among other books, was given unrestricted access to all of Tolkien's papers for his biography of Tolkien, J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A BIOGRAPHY.

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