Selected Poems, Page 876
The verse and criticism which he produced during the early years of the twentieth century very largely determined the directions of creative writing in our time; virtually every major poet in England and America today has acknowledged his help or influence. Pound's lyric genius, his superb technique, and his fresh insight into literary problems make him one of the small company of men who through the centuries have kept poetry alive—one of the great innovators.
This book offers a compact yet representative selection of Ezra Pound's poems and translations. The span covered is Pound's entire writing career, from his early lyrics and the translations of Provenšal songs to his English version of Sophocles' Trachiniae. Included are parts of his best known works—the Chinese translations, the sequence called Hugh Selwyn Mauberly, the Homage to Sextus Propertius. The Cantos, Pound's major epic, are presented in generous selections, chosen to emphasize the main themes of the whole poem.
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Lots of folks hate Pound for the worst of reasons. They love to throw around authorial fallacies and judge the content of his work by the way he had to live his life. Truth is, he was a selfish, evil ... Read full review
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I thought I might enjoy Selected Poems by Ezra Pound, until I realized it was full of poems by Ezra Pound, which was both downer and drawback. I yield to no one in my admiration of Pound, except for ... Read full review
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