The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia

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Spyros I.. Tryphonopoulos, Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, Demetres Tryphonopoulos, Stephen Adams
Greenwood Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 342 pages

Ezra Pound forever changed the course of poetry. The author of a vast body of literature, his enormous range of references and use of multiple languages make him one of the most obscure authors and--because of his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity--one of the most controversial. This encyclopedia is a concise yet comprehensive guide to his life and writings. Included are more than 250 alphabetically arranged entries on such topics as Arabic history, Chinese translation, dance, Hilda Doolittle, Egyptian literature, Robert Frost, and Pound's publications. The entries are written by roughly 100 expert contributors and cite works for further reading.

Ezra Pound forever changed the course of poetry. His vast body of poetry and critical works make him one of the 20th century's most prolific writers, and his influence has shaped later poets, great and small. His enormous range of references, deliberate obscurity, and use of multiple languages make him one of the most difficult authors and-- because of his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity--one of the most controversial figures in American literary history. This encyclopedia is a concise yet comprehensive guide to his life and writings.

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Tryphonopoulos (Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada) and Adams (Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada), both established authors and professors of English, rightfully note in the preface to this single-volume ... Read full review

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Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos is Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick. He is the author of The Celestial Tradition: A Study of Ezra Pound's Cantos (1992), and has coedited Literary Modernism and the Occult Tradition (1996), and I Cease Not to Yowl: Ezra Pound's Letters to Olivia Rossetti Agresti (1998).

Stephen J. Adams is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. He has published on Pound's music and prosody, and his books include, Murray Schafer (1984), and Poetic Designs: An Introduction to English Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech (1997).

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