The Poetry of Ezra Pound

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University of Nebraska Press, 1951 - Literary Criticism - 342 pages
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This pioneering study did much to rehabilitate Ezra Pound's reputation after a long period of critical hostility and neglect. Published in 1951, it was the first comprehensive examination of the Cantos and other major works that would strongly influence the course of contemporary poetry.

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Ezra Pound achieved an improbable balance of scholar erudition in literature and poetry, and clarity for the lay person. It is a pity that politically he was in the wrong side of history.
As such, any effort to restore the value of his critical production is worthwhile.

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I continue to think that anyone who loves poetry or the world of the mind (to which academia is related but not representative) ought to read Kenner. He, as one professor of Modern Poetry put it ... Read full review

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Hugh Kenner, perhaps the preeminent authority on Pound, has written a retrospective preface for the reissue of his famous book, long out of print. James Laughlin, in his foreword, writes that The Poetry of Ezra Pound "turned the tide" not only for its subject but also for his company, New Directions, which first published it in America.

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