A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound

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Houghton Mifflin, 1988 - Critics - 1005 pages
The first truly comprehensive biography of the controversial poet. The compassionate narrative does not flinch before the poet's eccentric personality and later involvement with Fascist ideology, and brings absorbing new detail to his years of incarceration for treason. Exhaustively researched. Carpenter also provides a bibliography of biographical references and notes on sources. Highly recommended. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

A model biography, in my opinion. Only one, very tiny, concern -- more of a question, really. Carpenter just doesn't seem to like Pound as a poet very much. Towards the end, he ticks off a list of ... Read full review


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