The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1981 - Poetry - 247 pages
Ezra Pound is a central figure in the development of modern English poetry, yet his poetry is often regarded as too difficult. This classic study, available for the first time in paperback, provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Pound's work. Michael Alexander--himself a poet and translator--brings out the life and originality of Pound's poetry and shows how he contributed to the modernist movement through his own writing as well as through his impact on Yeats, Eliot, Joyce and others.
 

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Contents

Preface
13
Introductory
15
Examples
19
Personae
44
Ripostes
61
Lustra
81
Cathay
97
Propertius and Mauberley
106
Cantos 117
142
Cantos 1871
162
The Pisan Cantos
192
After Pisa
206
Notes
229
Select Bibliography
237
Index
241
Copyright

The Cantos
122

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Michael Alexander is Berry Professor of English Literature at the University of St. Andrews.

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