ABC of Reading

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New Directions Publishing, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 210 pages
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This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’s aesthetic 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 of the world’s best literature. With characteristic vigor and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with exhibits meticulously chosen from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” provides an illuminating essay for anyone aspiring 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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Contents

INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL DIRDA page
1
H A P T E R O N
23
H A PTE R F0 U
41
CHAPTER
58
Exhibits page
95
DISSOCIATE
97
Four Periods
132
Style of a Period 154
145
A Table of Dates
173
To Recapitulate
187
INDEX
207
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Michael Dirda, who won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism at the Washington Post Book World, is the author of An Open Book, Bound to Please, and Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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