Ezra Pound in Context

Overview

Long at the center of the modernist project, from editing Eliot's The Waste Land to publishing Joyce, Pound has also been a provocateur and instigator of new movements, while initiating a new poetics. This is the first volume to summarize and analyze the multiple contexts of Pound's work, underlining the magnitude of his contribution and drawing on new archival, textual and theoretical studies. Pound's political and economic ideas also receive attention. With its concentration on the contexts of history, ...

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Overview

Long at the center of the modernist project, from editing Eliot's The Waste Land to publishing Joyce, Pound has also been a provocateur and instigator of new movements, while initiating a new poetics. This is the first volume to summarize and analyze the multiple contexts of Pound's work, underlining the magnitude of his contribution and drawing on new archival, textual and theoretical studies. Pound's political and economic ideas also receive attention. With its concentration on the contexts of history, sociology, aesthetics and politics, the volume will provide a portrait of Pound's unusually international reach: an American-born, modern poet absorbing the cultures of England, France, Italy and China. These essays situate Pound in the social and material realities of his time and will be invaluable for students and scholars of Pound and modernism.

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"An essential go-to reference." - Patrick James Dunagan, Rain Taxi Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780511777486
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2014

Meet the Author

Ira B. Nadel is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Chronology; Part I. Biography and Works: 1. Prose criticism Vincent Sherry; 2. Poetics Ellen Stauder; 3. Translation Steven G. Yao; 4. Romance languages David Ten Eyck; 5. Letters Demetres Tryphonopoulos; 6. Editor, anthologist John G. Nichols; 7. Education Matthew Hofer; 8. Journalism Eric Bulson; 9. Politics Alec Marsh; 10. Economics Leon Surette; 11. Radio broadcasts Ben Friedlander; 12. The law Robert Spoo; 13. Textual criticism Mark Byron; 14. Archives Caterina Ricciardi; 15. The lives of Pound Ira B. Nadel; Part II. Historical and Cultural Context: 16. The classics Peter Liebregts; 17. Proven├žal and the troubadours William Paden; 18. Dante and Italian poetry Timothy Redman; 19. America Emily Mitchell Wallace; 20. Venice John Gery; 21. London Peter Brooker; 22. Paris Patricia Cockram; 23. Rapallo and Rome Massimo Bacigalupo; 24. Pisa Ronald Bush; 25. Imagism Ethan Lewis; 26. Vorticism Miranda Hickman; 27. Music Margaret Fisher; 28. Visual arts Rebecca Beasley; 29. Confucius Fang Lan; 30. The Orient Zhaoming Qian; 31. Little magazines Craig Monk; 32. Publishing and publishers Gregory Barnhisel; 33. Modernism George Bornstein; 34. Fascism Serenella Zanotti; 35. Anti-Semitism Alex Houen; 36. Gender and sexuality Helen Dennis; 37. Race Michael Coyle; 38. Travel Daniel Katz; Part III. Critical Reception: 39. Pound before Paris, 1908-1920 Barry Ahearn; 40. Pound before Pisa, 1920-1945 John X. Cooper; 41. Pound after Pisa, 1945-1972 Steven Sicari; 42. Influence James Longenbach; Further reading; Index.

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