Early Writings (Pound, Ezra): Poems and Prose

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Penguin, Jun 28, 2005 - Fiction - 320 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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Contents

BIOGRAPHY
TO THE RAPHAELITE LATINISTS
NA AUDIART
VILLONAUD FOR THIS YULE
HISTRION
REVOLT
ALTAFORTE
PIERE VIDAL OLD
LHOMME MOYEN SENSUELe
HOMAGE TO SEXTUS PROPERTIUS
HUGH SELWYN MAUBERLEY
THREE CANTOS OF A POEM OF SOME LENGTH
THE FOURTH CANTO
THE FIFTH CANTO
THE SIXTH CANTO
THE SEVENTH CANTO

BALLAD OF THE GOODLY FERE
BLANDULA TENULLA VAGULA
REDONDILLAS OR SOMETHING OF THAT SORT
TO WHISTLER AMERICAN
PORTRAIT DUNE FEMME
THE SEAFARER
THE RETURN
FRATRES MINORES
SALUTATION THE THIRD
SONG OF THE BOWMEN OF SHU
A LETTER
EXILES LETTER
TENZONE1
FEBRUARY
COMMISSION
A PACT
A SONG OF THE DEGREES1
IT╔1
IN A STATION OF THE METRO
ANCIENT MUSIC
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL HOUR
NEAR PERIGORD
EIGHTH CANTO
WHAT I FEEL ABOUT WALT WHITMAN
THE WISDOM OF POETRY
PSYCHOLOGY AND TROUBADOURS
IMAGISMEo
HOW I BEGAN
TROUBADOURSTHEIR SORTS AND CONDITIONS
THE SERIOUS ARTIST
A RETROSPECTz
THE TRADITION
MR HUEFFER AND THE PROSE TRADITION IN VERSE
VORTICISM
AFFIRMATIONS
CHINESE POETRY
CHINESE POETRYII
THE CHINESE WRITTEN CHARACTER AS A MEDIUM FOR POETRY
JAMES JOYCE AT LAST THE NOVEL APPEARSax
PARIS LETTER
POEMS
THE CANTOS 19171922
PROSE
Copyright

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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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