Early Writings: Poems and Prose

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Penguin, 2005 - Fiction - 408 pages
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Ezra Pound makes his Penguin Classics debut with this unique selection of his early poems and prose, edited with an introductory essay and notes by Pound expert Ira Nadel. The poetry includes such early masterpieces as “The Seafarer,” “Homage to Sextus Propertius,” “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley,” and the first eight of Pound's incomparable “Cantos.” The prose includes a series of articles and critical pieces, with essays on Imagism, Vorticism, Joyce, and the well-known “Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry.”

First time in Penguin Classics Includes generous selections of Pound's poetry, as well as an assortment of prose
 

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If you didn't pop for the Library of America's recent $40 hardcover of Pound's prose and poetry, this $15 paperback will give you a good selection. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
ix
Abbreviations
xxvii
Suggestions for Further Reading
xxix
Brief Chronology
xxxi
POEMS
1
THE CANTOS 19171922
143
PROSE
185
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Ezra Pound (1885-1972) is generally considered the poet most responsible for defining and promoting a modernist aesthetic in poetry.


Ira Nadel, professor of English at the University of British Columbia, is the author of Ezra Pound, A Literary Life and the general editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound.


Ira Nadel, professor of English at the University of British Columbia, is the author of Ezra Pound, A Literary Life and the general editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound.

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