ABC of Reading
This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’saesthetic 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 ofthe world’s best literature. With characteristic vigor and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with exhibits meticulously chosen from the classics, andthe concluding “Treatise on Meter” provides an illuminating essay for anyoneaspiring 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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Review: ABC of ReadingUser Review - Maya - Goodreads
Bottom line, an important Modernist critical text. Say what you will about Pound, he's on point when it comes to aesthetics and I like the way he lays out an opinion. The middle part, with all the ... Read full review
Review: ABC of ReadingUser Review - D. Thompson - Goodreads
I didn't get this until I was in graduate school and this could be because I didn't get much of the poetic function during my undergraduate years. Still, this book has some very good information. Read full review