The Poetry of Ezra Pound

The Poetry of Ezra Pound

by Hugh Kenner, James Laughlin
     
 

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This pioneering study did much to rehabilitate Ezra Pound's reputation after a long period of critical hostility and neglect. Published in 1951, it was the first comprehensive examination of the Cantos and other major works that would strongly influence the course of contemporary poetry.

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This pioneering study did much to rehabilitate Ezra Pound's reputation after a long period of critical hostility and neglect. Published in 1951, it was the first comprehensive examination of the Cantos and other major works that would strongly influence the course of contemporary poetry.

Editorial Reviews

New Yorker
"An indispensable text for the student of modern literature in any of its manifestations."—New Yorker
Spectator

"Mr. Kenner has gone far to achieve what he set out to do, make the reader see Mr. Pound as a poet possibly great and certainly important to our time."—Bonamy Dobrée, Spectator

Commonweal

"The book contains numerous quotations from Ezra Pound's works and gives some excellent examples of the gusto and vitality of Pound's dealing with ideas."—Serge Hughes, Commonweal

— Serge Hughes

San Francisco Chronicle

"Kenner's work of gathering the essential statement of [Pound's] intelligences merits the serious attention of those still supple enough to accept the demands of a difficult beauty."—J. H. Edwards, San Francisco Chronicle

— J. H. Edwards

Spectator - Bonamy Dobr�e
"Mr. Kenner has gone far to achieve what he set out to do, make the reader see Mr. Pound as a poet possibly great and certainly important to our time."—Bonamy Dobrée, Spectator
Commonweal - Serge Hughes
"The book contains numerous quotations from Ezra Pound's works and gives some excellent examples of the gusto and vitality of Pound's dealing with ideas."—Serge Hughes, Commonweal
San Francisco Chronicle - J. H. Edwards
"Kenner's work of gathering the essential statement of [Pound's] intelligences merits the serious attention of those still supple enough to accept the demands of a difficult beauty."—J. H. Edwards, San Francisco Chronicle
Spectator - Bonamy Dobrée
"Mr. Kenner has gone far to achieve what he set out to do, make the reader see Mr. Pound as a poet possibly great and certainly important to our time."—Bonamy Dobrée, Spectator

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803277564
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Kenner, perhaps the preeminent authority on Pound, has written a retrospective preface for the reissue of his famous book, long out of print. James Laughlin, in his foreword, writes that The Poetry of Ezra Pound "turned the tide" not only for its subject but also for his company, New Directions, which first published it in America.

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